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Fr. Kapaun with his pipe/ Fr. Emil Kapaun walking pilgrimage, 2021.

Father Kapaun pilgrimage celebrates 13 years

Jun 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Wichita concluded its Father Emil Kapaun pilgrimage on Sunday, after four days of walking, companionship and prayer.  Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal George Pell turns 80, loses right to vote in papal conclave

Jun 8, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal George Pell turned has turned 80 years old, losing his eligibility to vote in a future papal conclave. Read more

Gas chamber at the Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins

Arizona bishops 'very concerned' about possible executions - including by gas chamber

Jun 8, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Arizona bishops are “very concerned” that the state could resume executions this fall – including the possibility of executions by... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Vatican: Accusations against Polish Catholic bishops’ leader groundless

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican rejected accusations of negligence against Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki. Read more

Priest gives communion on the feast of the Holy Family in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 27, 2015.

‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

Jun 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops next week will deliberate and vote on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist –... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces, N.M. Credit: Peter Potrowl via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Las Cruces diocese says abuse records disclosed voluntarily, despite New Mexico attorney general's claims

Jun 7, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While New Mexico’s attorney general has taken credit for securing Catholic Church documents on sex abuse by clergy, saying they... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo diocese

Buffalo diocese places three priests on leave following accusation

Jun 7, 2021

The Diocese of Buffalo has placed three diocesan priests on administrative leave, following a new abuse accusation that dates back... Read more

Father Matthew Breslin blesses his sister, Sr. Mary Strength of Martyrs, shortly after his May 29, 2021 ordination.

New priest blesses his sister, a nun: 'It's been a real privilege and a joy'

Jun 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

It is customary for a newly-ordained priest to impart a first blessing. For Father Matthew Breslin, who was ordained May... Read more

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Widowed deacon in Argentina ordained a priest

Jun 7, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

Luis Avagliano served as a permanent deacon for 27 years, but after the death of his wife almost seven years... Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Tk̓emlúps 'disturbed' by vandalism of church building near Church-run school in Canada

Jun 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chief of the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, or Kamloops Indian Band, has condemned the vandalism of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church... Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby

Pro-life group says new poll demonstrates support for 15-week abortion ban

Jun 7, 2021

A national pro-life group says that its new poll of likely voters demonstrates support for a 15-week abortion ban. Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins

Toronto archbishop responds to papal apology requests for Church-run school abuses

Jun 7, 2021

The Archbishop of Toronto last week responded to requests for a papal apology over abuses at Catholic-run schools for First... Read more

Pope Francis with French priests studying in Rome during a meeting at the Vatican on June 7, 2021.

Pope Francis to priests: Weakness is a chance for encounter with God

Jun 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Strip yourself of your preconceived ideas, your dreams of greatness, your self-affirmation, to put God and people at the center... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti: Nun stabbed to death by three teenage girls is beatified

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was beatified on June 6, the anniversary of her murder, in Chiavenna, northern Italy. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Canadian government had asked the pope to issue a formal apology for the Church’s role in the country’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to the Norbertines: Always keep an open heart

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope issued a message marking the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of Prémontré. Read more

The 10 Russian Catholic martyrs of the 20th century whose beatification process is underway.

Catholic Church in Russia reorganizes causes of 20th-century martyrs

Jun 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

All the candidates died after the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union. Read more

An artist's rendering of the planned adoration chapel in Greenwich Village. Courtesy photo.

Perpetual adoration chapel will be a 'spiritual gamechanger' for New York City, priest says

Jun 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A perpetual adoration chapel slated to open next spring will bring spiritual healing and revitalization to Manhattan, according to a... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic at Vatican City, Nov. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis names new Vatican ambassador to Canada

Jun 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has served as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva since 2016. Read more