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  • Abortion is failing women: An interview with Angela Wu Howard October 25, 2021
    Angela Wu Howard, a legal scholar with Becket, a nonprofit organization that focuses on religious liberty issues. / Courtesy Angela Wu Howard Denver Newsroom, Oct 25, 2021 / 15:50 pm (CNA). Part of a continuing series examining the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a direct challenge to the 1973 decision […]
  • US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills October 25, 2021
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee / Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Oct 25, 2021 / 15:02 pm (CNA). Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion, and do not include longtime protections for conscience rights, […]
  • Mobile heart clinic provides free visits to poor in St. Peter’s Square October 25, 2021
    A mobile health clinic in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 25, 2021. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). A mobile health clinic stopped in St. Peter’s Square on Monday to provide nine hours of free heart and general check-ups for the poor and homeless who live near the Vatican.The […]
  • Pope Francis meets Knights of Columbus leader at Vatican October 25, 2021
    Pope Francis meets with Patrick E. Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Oct. 25, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis met with Patrick E. Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, on Monday.The pope received the chief executive officer of the world’s largest […]
  • This new blessed spent her short life loving the poor and marginalized October 25, 2021
    Blessed Sandra Sabattini. / Guido Rossi via Wikimedia (Public Domain). Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The Catholic Church’s newest blessed is Sandra Sabattini, a 22-year-old woman who devoted herself to helping the poor and disabled before she was killed by a passing car in 1984.She was beatified on Oct. 24 in […]
  • Church asks people to vote their conscience in Nicaraguan general election October 25, 2021
    Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018. / Riderfoot/Shutterstock. Managua, Nicaragua, Oct 25, 2021 / 11:11 am (CNA). The Nicaraguan bishops’ conference called Thursday on citizens to act freely and to vote according to their conscience as the country prepares for a general election next month.Elections in Nicaragua for president and members of the National […]
  • Vatican cardinal visits Syria in 10th year of civil war October 25, 2021
    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). A Vatican cardinal is visiting Syria during the 10th year of the civil war that has devastated the country and led many Christians to flee.Cardinal Leonardo […]
  • Pope Francis names Jeffrey Sachs to pontifical academy October 25, 2021
    Economist Jeffrey Sachs. / World Trade Organization via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0). Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Monday appointed the economist Jeffrey Sachs to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. The Holy See press office said on Oct. 25 that the pope had named Sachs as an “ordinary […]
  • Indian Catholic archbishop criticizes Christian missionary survey plan October 25, 2021
    St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. / Saad Faruque via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0). Bengaluru, India, Oct 25, 2021 / 04:30 am (CNA). A proposed survey of Christian missionaries and their places of worship could lead to church workers being “unfairly targeted,” a Catholic archbishop in India has said.Archbishop Peter […]
  • Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries October 24, 2021
    Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Oct 24, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis made an appeal for migrants Sunday, calling on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.“I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need […]