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Protests in Havana, July 11, 2021.

Cuban priest decries summary trials of protesters without a defense lawyer

Aug 3, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Participants in last month’s protests of Cuba’s communist government are facing summary trials without adequate legal aid, a Jesuit priest... Read more

Father Wilson Malavé Parrales. Credit: Parroquia San Agustín Guayaquil Padre Agustinos via Facebook.

Ecuadorian priest awarded by city for feeding hundreds of the needy daily

Jul 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mayor's Office of Guayaquil on Sunday awarded Fr. Wilson Malavé Parrales, director of the Lord of Good Hope Soup... Read more

St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Catholic priest attacked with glass bottle while praying at cathedral in Scotland

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The bottle broke on the ground and the man continued using it in his assault,’ the archdiocese said. Read more

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at San Lorenzo fuori le mura, Rome, Feb. 3, 2016.

Father John Paul Mary: Overcoming an irrational fear of St Padre Pio

May 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Early in his priesthood, Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA, employee chaplain of EWTN, had an ‘irrational fear’ of Saint... Read more

The interior of St. Joseph’s Church in Wedding, Berlin, Germany.

Priest punched during Sunday Mass in Berlin

Aug 31, 2020

An unknown assailant punched a priest during Sunday Mass in Berlin, Germany.  Read more

Mass at the Church of Sant’Eugenio in Rome on May 18, 2020.

Diocese of Rome offers priests free COVID-19 antibody tests

Jun 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome announced that  it will offer... Read more

 Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa, CA.

Car crash reveals Santa Rosa priest embezzled $95,000

Jul 22, 2019

When EMTs rushed to the scene of a Santa Rosa car accident June 19, they found Fr. Oscar Diaz, a... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

Apr 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more

At the intersection of faith and autism – a Catholic priest shares his story

Apr 2, 2019

When Fr. Matthew Schneider was asked to move on after just one year of a three-year assignment as school chaplain... Read more

How the Church could reach out to the children of priests

Aug 15, 2018

Discussions surrounding sexual abuse and immorality in the Church should also address the challenges and injustices facing children of priests... Read more

Prime suspect arrested in murder of Philippines priest

Jun 15, 2018

The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday... Read more

Third priest shot and killed in Philippines in six months

Jun 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass... Read more

Twins consecrated to Virgin Mary in infancy become priest, nun

May 13, 2018

As infants, Monica and Cristian Moya were hovering on the verge of death. But after their mother consecrated them to... Read more

Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

Apr 23, 2018

The reported murder of a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday marks the second killing of a priest in less... Read more

Fr. Germain Muniz Garcia.

Bishop denies murdered Mexican priest had gang ties

Feb 8, 2018

The Bishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Mexico denied that Fr.  Germain Muñiz Garcia, who was murdered on a Mexican highway Feb. 5... Read more

Portugese priest who fathered child will remain in ministry

Jan 31, 2018

The Portuguese Diocese of Funchal has said that a priest who fathered a child has resigned his duties as a... Read more

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He used to spit on those going to Mass – now he's a priest

Dec 27, 2017

After an anti-clerical childhood and adolescence, filled with hatred for the Church, Fr. Juan José Martínez says he discovered “that... Read more

Dominican Republic priest arrested on suspicion of killing teen

Aug 10, 2017

The National Police of the Dominican Republic have arrested a priest on suspicion of killing a teenager, who was allegedly... Read more

San Foca beach.

The Virgin Mary on a paddle boat? One priest's beach blessing

Aug 2, 2017

Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach... Read more

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Mexican priest found bound, stabbed to death in his room

Jul 6, 2017

Authorities are investigating the murder of another Catholic priest in Mexico who was bound and stabbed to death in his... Read more