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Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop apologizes for "misuse of a sacred place" after questionable music video filmed in cathedral

Oct 8, 2021

By David Ramos

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo apologized Friday for the improper use of the city’s cathedral in a music video,... Read more

Nancy Pelosi in the Vatican with Cardinal Turkson

Nancy Pelosi discusses environment, migration, and human rights at Vatican

Oct 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker met with leaders of the Vatican’s social development office. Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann

Archbishop Naumann: Biden administration ‘wrong’ to fund abortion providers

Oct 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said on Thursday that the Biden administration is “wrong” for reopening federal funding of abortion... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.

Vatican indicates Pope Francis will not attend UN climate summit in Glasgow

Oct 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican’s delegation will be led by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read more

Poland is entrusted to St. Joseph at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Kalisz, Oct. 7, 2021.

Polish Catholic bishops’ leader entrusts nation to St. Joseph

Oct 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The act of entrustment took place at the National Shrine of St. Joseph. Read more

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Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

Oct 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more

Fr. Luis Urriza, O.S.A., at a celebration of his gaining American citizenship in August 2019.

Longtime Texas pastor asked to return home to Spain, after celebrating 100th birthday

Oct 7, 2021

By Kate Olivera

A centenarian priest in Texas has been recalled to his religious community in Spain, to the dismay of his longtime... Read more

The 2019 USCCB fall general assembly

US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled... Read more

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California rolls back assisted suicide safeguards

Oct 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 380, a law that loosens several safeguarding requirements surrounding assisted suicide.... Read more

St. Bartolo Longo

How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

Seminarians from the North American College in Rome, Italy pray the rosary in St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis on March 13, 2016.

National rosary rally to take place in nation’s capital

Oct 7, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A “National Rosary Rally” in Washington D.C. on Oct. 10 will cap a 54 day rosary novena for the “protection... Read more

Pope Francis attends the concluding ceremony of the Prayer for Peace Meeting organized by the Sant’Egidio Community at Rome’s Colosseum, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis: All religious traditions must resist ‘temptation to fundamentalism’

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at an interreligious gathering in front of the Colosseum. Read more

Mitchell Rozanski, then-Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and current Archbishop of St. Louis, in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 7, 2019.

Missouri bishops condemn execution of Ernest Johnson

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The four bishops of Missouri released a joint statement on Wednesday evening condemning the state’s execution of Ernest Lee Johnson,... Read more

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Pro-life leaders slam decision to halt Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law

Oct 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders on Wednesday responded to a federal judge blocking Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law, just more than one month after... Read more

A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France.

Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Read more

Blessed Emilia Fernandez

This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Oct 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation. Read more

An original manuscript from the Vatican Apostolic Library.

A 1,200-year-old Vatican Library manuscript is on display at Dubai Expo

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East Read more

The niece of Lucia Santos, Maria Dos Anjos Rua, praying the rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal on April 6, 2017.

Our Lady of Victory and why October is the month of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the "Month of the Rosary" because in this month the Church celebrates... Read more