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October 21, 2021
CNA Staff
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Oct 20, 2021 / 09:00 am A Catholic leader has said that his archdiocese won’t take part in the two-year global synodal process, saying that it would run “the risk of becoming ideological.” Archbishop Wolfgang Haas of Vaduz, Liechtenstein, announced his decision on Oct. 15, reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner. “I am of
October 21, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
Rome Newsroom, Oct 20, 2021 / 06:10 am There will be no godfathers named in the Sicilian archdiocese of Catania for the next three years due to a decree issued by the archbishop that came into full effect this month. Archbishop Salvatore Gristina of Catania has said that he decided to temporarily suspend the naming
October 20, 2021
CNA Staff
Wilhering, Austria, Oct 19, 2021 / 09:00 am Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he looks forward to joining his friends in heaven in a condolence message following the death of a Cistercian priest.  In a letter dated Oct. 2 and released by Wilhering Abbey in Austria, the 94-year-old retired pope said that the death of Fr.
October 20, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 19, 2021 / 18:00 pm Videophone evaluations are no way to assess someone for assisted suicide, critics have said, also warning that cost-based analyses which claim legal assisted suicide saves money show “callous indifference.”  Some Scottish lawmakers are again advocating the legalization of assisted suicide and have now suggested that online consultations
October 11, 2021
The Catholic Herald
One of the Pope’s titles is that of pontifex, or bridge builder. It is an aspect of his office that Pope Francis might reflect on when it comes to his relationship with liturgical conservatives.   Most recently, in his meeting in Bratislava with Slovakian Jesuits, the Pope addressed his decision to restrict celebrations of the
October 06, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A bombshell report which claimed French priests, and teachers and lay workers sexually abused a third of a million children since 1950 represented a “moment of shame” for the Catholic Church, the Pope has said. At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis told French pilgrims that he wished “to express to the victims my sadness
October 04, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A bombshell report will tomorrow reveal that more than 3,000 paedophiles have operated in the French Catholic Church over the last 70 years. On the eve of the publication of a 2,500-page dossier on the findings of a four-year inquiry into clerical abuse, Jean-Marc Sauvé (pictured), the chief of the investigating commission said the numbers
September 13, 2021
Matt Hadro/CNA
Washington D.C., Sep 12, 2021 / 10:00 am After he arrived in Slovakia on Sunday, Pope Francis exhorted the country’s Christian leaders to prefer God to comfort and security. Noting the rise of religious freedom in Slovakia in recent years, “after the years of atheistic persecution” of the communist government, Pope Francis implored Christians not
September 13, 2021
Luke Coppen CNA
Warsaw, Poland, Sep 12, 2021 / 07:00 am A Vatican cardinal beatified two towering figures of 20th-century Polish Catholicism on Sunday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka blessed at a Mass at the Temple of Divine Providence in Poland’s capital, Warsaw.  He
September 10, 2021
Blanca Ruiz/CNA
Solsona, Spain, Sep 8, 2021 / 17:01 pm It has been widely reported that Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, who resigned as Bishop of Solsona last month, did so to cohabit with a divorcee who writes erotic novels with satanic overtones. The Diocese of Solsona, however, said Sept. 6 that “the decision made by said bishop
September 06, 2021
CNA Staff
Budapest, Hungary, Sep 6, 2021 / 04:25 am A Russian Orthodox leader said on Monday that belief in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist unites Catholics and Orthodox believers despite their divisions. Delivering the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 6, Metropolitan Hilarion outlined the Orthodox understanding of
August 30, 2021
CNA Staff
Nottingham, England, Aug 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm A university in England has refused to recognize a Catholic priest as a chaplain over comments that he posted on social media. The University of Nottingham, in central England, confirmed on Aug. 25 that it had declined to give official recognition to Fr. David Palmer, a priest
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