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US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Denver cathedral vandalized with anti-Catholic slogans 

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver was spray-painted with anti-Catholic slogans on Sunday, the latest in... Read more

The sixth national Walk for Life in Zagreb, Croatia, May 29, 2021.

How does U.S. abortion law compare to those in European countries?

Oct 11, 2021

By Luke Coppen, Hannah Brockhaus

The United States is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and its... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

Pope Francis encourages Catholics in Russia to witness to the Gospel

Oct 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

As the Soviet Union was disintegrating 30 years ago, St. John Paul II appointed apostolic administrators for the pastoral care... Read more

The volunteer friar firefighters started by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Meet the volunteer friar firefighters started by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Oct 11, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A group of firefighters from Poland looks just like any other firefighting brigade, with heavy uniforms, hard helmets, and a... Read more

Msgr. Diego Ravelli in 2015/

Pope Francis names master of ceremonies for Vatican papal liturgies

Oct 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Diego Ravelli was also named head of the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir. Read more

Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, president of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome.

New JPII Institute president: My stance on Humanae vitae was misinterpreted

Oct 11, 2021

By Solène Tadié

Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne officially took office on Sept. 22. Read more

Paul and Nancy Pelosi during their meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 9, 2021.

Nancy Pelosi leaves Mass in Rome due to security concerns

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband left Sunday Mass at a church in Rome due to a "security incident"... Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

How to pray the rosary more deeply

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying... Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis greets Colombian nun freed 4 years after kidnapping by Islamists in Mali

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti was kidnapped in 2017. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: ‘Is your faith tired and do you want to reinvigorate it?’

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope outlined a three-step process for personal renewal. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica opening the worldwide synodal path, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis launches 2-year synodal path with call to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The diocesan phase will last from October 2021 to April 2022. Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law temporarily reinstated amid legal fight

Oct 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Friday evening issued a ruling allowing a Texas state law, which restricts abortions after a fetal... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone discusses satanists' support for abortion

Oct 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In an interview with EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone pointed to the Satanic Temple, which he said opposes Texas’... Read more

Pope Francis meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2021

Pope Francis and Nancy Pelosi meet at the Vatican

Oct 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker was in Rome for the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Path to 2023 synod on synodality faces 3 ‘risks’

Oct 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend. Read more

Seminarians of the FSSP's International Seminary of St. Peter.

'Sancta Nox' album of Christmas Matins debuts at #1 on Billboard Traditional Classical Albums chart

Oct 8, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sept. 28, a community of seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s European seminary released an album of... Read more

The prostration of the ordinandi during the Litany of the Saints at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP's parish in Rome, June 22, 2013.

Churchgoing Catholics disapprove of limits on Traditional Latin Mass, but Pope Francis still popular

Oct 8, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis’ restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass appear to be unpopular among regularly practicing Catholics, but most American Catholics... Read more

A portrait of Bl. Michael McGivney, unveiled Oct. 31 during the priest's beatification Mass.

Parishioners ‘in deep grief’ over removal of Dominicans from historic New Haven church

Oct 8, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The forced departure of the Dominican Order from historic St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut after 135 years has... Read more

Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013.

President Biden's pick for Vatican ambassador: former Sen. Joe Donnelly

Oct 8, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Read more