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The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Costa Rican bishops prohibit celebration of extraordinary form liturgies

Jul 20, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Costa Rican bishops’ conference on Monday declared that no expression of the liturgy prior to that of 1970 is... Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, head of the Maronite Church. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Maronite patriarch asks St. Charbel’s intercession to save Lebanon from ‘total collapse’

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai said politicians had failed in their “most basic duties.” Read more

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall,  Oct. 7, 2019.

Members of commissions preparing synod on synodality unveiled

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The synod will open with a “diocesan phase” in October. Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

USCCB general secretary resigns amid allegations of improper behavior

Jul 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, resigned from his post on Tuesday ahead... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Monaco shows positive Church-state relationship can exist

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholicism is the tiny Mediterranean principality’s official state religion. Read more

Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg.

New Reno bishop inspired to become priest after meeting Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg has served as an auxiliary in Seattle archdiocese since 2017. Read more

Carmen Hernandez speaks at World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964. Read more

Catholic school room

Investigation: Los Angeles city illegally kept funds destined to Catholic Schools

Jul 19, 2021

By Ann Rodgers/Angelus News

In a decision that could restore millions of dollars to Catholic schools, the state of California has ruled that the... Read more

Memorial to victims of Kamloops residential school, British Columbia

Calgary diocese promises compensation to residential school survivors

Jul 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Calgary diocese announced on Friday it will contribute money to a compensation fund for survivors of local residential schools. Read more

June 22,2013: The prostration of the ordinands during the Litany of the Saints at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome

More bishops issue statements on Latin Mass, following papal document

Jul 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

More U.S. bishops have issued guidance on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in their dioceses, following a papal... Read more

Gerhard Cardinal Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica, March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Müller critiques Pope Francis' 'harsh' response to extraordinary form, compared to German Synodal Way

Jul 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has critiqued Pope Francis’ recent restrictions on extraordinary... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops urge the faithful to maintain hope amid Colombia protests

Jul 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Colombian bishops have urged the faithful to listen to the voice of Christ and not to let the current... Read more

Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion 

Jul 19, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

After a New Mexico state senator said he was denied Communion this weekend because of a political matter, his diocese... Read more

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley

Texas bishops plead for agencies housing migrant children amid threat of closure

Jul 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two bishops in Texas on Sunday pleaded on behalf of the state’s Catholic Charities ministries to migrant children, which could... Read more

Meet Our Lady of Kibeho: The only approved Marian apparition in Africa

Jul 19, 2021

By Katie Yoder

There is only one Vatican-approved Marian apparition that took place on the African continent: Our Lady of Kibeho. Read more

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Prešov, mother church of the Slovakian Archdiocese of Prešov. Credit: Szeder László via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis to visit Slovakia during important anniversary year for Ruthenian Catholics

Jul 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

When Pope Francis travels to Slovakia in September, one of his stops will be Prešov. Located in the east, the... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo calls for ‘war’ against coronavirus as cases continue to surge

Jul 19, 2021

By Jose Torres Jr.

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Burma’s Archdiocese of Yangon called for a unity to fight the spread of the coronavirus... Read more

Nigerian Christians displaced from their homes by Boko Haram attacks. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Maiduguri.

Nigerian seminarian calls for 'prayer backed up with action' to counter violence

Jul 19, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Religious persecution is rampant in Nigeria, where militant groups such as Boko Haram carry out abductions that appear to target... Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.

Archdiocese of Budapest denounces false statement attributed to Cardinal Erdö opposing Pope Francis

Jul 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Early on Monday, July 19, a fake "decretum" from Cardinal Péter Erdö, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and primate of Hungary, started... Read more

Concerns raised about using surveillance technology to track clergy

Jul 19, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The prospect of private parties using national security-style surveillance technology to track the movements and activities of Catholic bishops, priests,... Read more