Latest Catholic News

CNA

Lawyers to take case of Catholics' executions to international court

Oct 5, 2006

Lawyers and priests from an Indonesian Church-based group say the recent executions of three Catholic men were illegal and unconstitutional,... Read more

CNA

Cardinal Mejia signals need for authentic family life in today’s world

Oct 4, 2006

Cardinal Jorge Mejia, former archivist and librarian of the Roman Catholic Church, said it was urgent that families be constant... Read more

CNA

Dialogue with extreme Islam not possible, says Spanish bishop

Oct 4, 2006

In a pastoral letter this week on the controversy sparked by Pope Benedict’s comments on Islam at the University of... Read more

CNA

Rosary constitutes meditation on mysteries of Christ under the guidance of Mary

Oct 4, 2006

Bishop Demetrio Fernandez Gonzalez of Tarazona, Spain, said this week that by praying the Rosary one hears the voice of... Read more

CNA

Europe must be unafraid of faith, says Spanish cardinal

Oct 4, 2006

During the European Symposium of University Professors taking place in Rome this week, the Archbishop of Toledo, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares... Read more

In face of persecution, Chinese cardinal says Catholics remain determined

Oct 4, 2006

In addition to previously published words on the tremendous persecution that exists for Christians in China, Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph... Read more

CNA

Pro-life groups say pro-abortion petition misleading

Oct 4, 2006

The fall issue of Ms. Magazine features a cover story that celebrates abortion and includes more than 1,000 signatures of... Read more

CNA

Boston to welcome relic of patron saint of parish priests

Oct 4, 2006

The heart of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, will be brought to New York and Boston from... Read more

CNA

Rep. Foley disclosure reinforces idea that homosexual men should not be priests, Catholic group says

Oct 4, 2006

The revelation of former Congressman Mark Foley that a priest abused him as a teen further indicates that homosexuals should... Read more

CNA

German prelate says Vatican-Muslim dialogue must start from scratch

Oct 4, 2006

Cardinal Karl Lehmann, head of the German Catholic Bishops Conference, said demands and threats from Muslim critics, based on a... Read more

CNA

Future Saint moved to new shrine in Indiana

Oct 3, 2006

Hundreds of pilgrims gathered in an Indiana church yesterday as the body of a soon-to-be-canonized nun was moved from a... Read more

CNA

Laity in Mexico express solidarity with thousands of priests faithful to their mission

Oct 3, 2006

In response to a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against a Mexican priest, the National Council of Laity (NCL) in Mexico... Read more

CNA

Holy See accepts resignation of controversial Argentinean bishop who aspires to political office

Oct 3, 2006

On Tuesday Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Joaquin Pina Batllevell, SJ, of the Diocese of Puerto Iguazu,... Read more

CNA

German bishops call Muslim interpretation of controversial papal discourse “unjust”

Oct 3, 2006

The Bishops’ Conference of Germany, gathered for the plenary assembly, has called the interpretation by many Muslims of the lecture... Read more

CNA

Sustaining the Church is responsibility of each Catholic, says Madrid cardinal

Oct 3, 2006

Speaking about the new financial model being used by the Catholic Church in Spain, the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio... Read more

CNA

Archbishop says public leaders, who claim to be Catholic but do not act on Gospel, are deceiving themselves

Oct 3, 2006

Political and community leaders are called to change the world with justice and charity, and with a greater love for... Read more

CNA

Copts call on Rice to discuss human rights, religious freedom in Egypt

Oct 3, 2006

The American Coptic Union (ACU) is urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the continued human rights abuses of... Read more

CNA

Spokane diocese to sell bishop's office to pay sex-abuse claims

Oct 3, 2006

The Diocese of Spokane is selling its pastoral center to help cover $81 million in claims, mostly by victims of... Read more

CNA

Vatican says preparations for papal trip to Turkey continue

Oct 3, 2006

Despite continuing threats from Islamic extremist groups and warnings from Muslim clerics and politicians in Turkey, preparations for Pope Benedict... Read more

Pope: story of Bartholomew recalls importance of personal experience of Christ

Oct 3, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on the twelve Apostles today, speaking to some 30,000 pilgrims about the lesser known... Read more