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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Report: EU commission proposes sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

A document described the Russian Orthodox leader as ‘one of the main supporters of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine.’ Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: German synodal path repudiates the deposit of faith

May 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver wrote Monday to the head of the German bishops’ conference reiterating that that country’s synodal... Read more

Capitol police placed fencing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in an attempt to separate rallies by abortion supports and pro-lifers.

Roe v. Wade 'egregiously wrong from the start'? Key passages from leaked Dobbs draft ruling

May 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court’s previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and on a “collision course with the Constitution.”... Read more

Planck history of the universe

What was gravity like at the moment of creation? Vatican Observatory researchers make strides toward an answer

May 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican Observatory announced last week a new mathematical model — drafted by two Catholic priests — for describing how... Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Pro-life leaders decry abortion ruling leak, hope for overturn of Roe v Wade

May 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Carl Bunderson

Pro-life advocates have condemned the leak of a draft opinion in a U.S. Supreme Court case that would overturn Roe... Read more

The inauguration of Luis Arce as president of Bolivia in La Paz, Nov. 8, 2020. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0 CL).

Bolivian bishops encourage efforts to overcome social crisis

May 3, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

At the conclusion of their plenary assembly on Friday, the bishops of Bolivia encouraged everyone's commitment to "join efforts" to... Read more

Screenshot of CNA graphic showing abortion policy by state.

Updated: If Roe v. Wade is overturned, which states will ban abortion?

May 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Which states are moving in a pro-life direction, and which in a pro-choice direction? Read more

US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press prior to boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, May 3, 2022.

Defending Roe, Biden claims religions don't say when life begins, despite Catholic teaching

May 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden asserted Tuesday that no “mainstream” religion claims to know when human life begins, contradicting his own Catholic... Read more

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Pro-life bill in Puerto Rico seeks to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks

May 3, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Talís Romero, a pro-life leader in Puerto Rico, has launched a campaign in support of a bill on the island... Read more

Pope Francis attends the Italian bishops’ plenary assembly in Rome on May 24, 2021.

Pope Francis narrows choice for next leader of Italy’s Catholic bishops

May 3, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope said that ‘an authoritative cardinal’ should lead the influential bishops’ conference. Read more

Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri are beatified at Milan Cathedral, Italy, on April 30, 2022.

Faith-based feminism pioneer and tireless wartime Catholic priest beatified together in Italy

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The beatification of Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri took place at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is seen prior to President Biden giving his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Roe v. Wade: Chief Justice Roberts orders investigation into source of 'egregious' leak

May 3, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. called the leak of a preliminary draft opinion in a pivotal abortion case a... Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of the Virgin and Child.

Pope Francis prays that young people will follow Mary’s example

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged. Read more

Father Joseph Kentenich.

Schoenstatt founder’s beatification cause put on hold

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Stephan Ackermann acknowledged that ‘the suspension of the beatification process is a painful step for the Schoenstatt family.’ Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates outside of the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, March 2, 2016.

Updated: 7 things to know about the Dobbs abortion case now before the Supreme Court

May 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Jonah McKeown

A purported draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization leaked in early May. Here's what you... Read more

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia leads a procession in honor of St. Januarius in Naples, Italy, on April 30, 2022.

St. Januarius’ blood liquifies for first time in 2022

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The liquefaction traditionally happens at least three times a year. Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Roe v. Wade: 12 things to know about the leaked abortion opinion

May 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

The news organization Politico on Monday night published what it said was a leaked draft of the eagerly anticipated Supreme... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne.

Vatican backs Cardinal Woelki over abuse study contracts

May 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

The embattled German cardinal welcomed what he said was the ‘good news from Rome.’ Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015, speaks to reporters while holding her Bible at Helsinki District Court on Jan. 24, 2022.

Bible tweet trial: Finland’s state prosecutor files appeal

May 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I am dismayed that the prosecutor will not let this campaign against me drop,’ said Päivi Räsänen. Read more

Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pope Francis says he wants to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss Ukraine war

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have not yet had a response,’ the pope said. Read more