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By Nicolás de Cárdenas ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 19, 2024 / 07:00 am In a new pastoral letter, Bishop Ginés García Beltrán of Getafe, Spain, reflects on the meaning of rest during summer vacation, when many families take the opportunity to take time to get away and relax. García points out that “rest …

By Tyler Arnold Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 18, 2024 / 17:37 pm Elon Musk, the CEO of X and SpaceX and one of the richest men in the world, announced that he will move both multibillion-dollar companies out of California because he opposes a new law that hides information from parents …

By Daniel Payne CNA Staff, Jul 19, 2024 / 09:15 am Bob Newhart, a cultural giant who is credited with pioneering modern stand-up comedy and spoke openly of his lifelong Catholic faith, died this week. He was 94. The native Illinoisan passed away at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, his …

By AC Wimmer CNA Newsroom, Jul 17, 2024 / 14:05 pm Researchers have unearthed a Crusader-era altar in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher in a serendipitous discovery that sounds straight out of an Indiana Jones plot. The find, announced by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, offers a marble-clad window into medieval Christian artistry …

By Ken Oliver-Méndez Milwaukee, Wis., Jul 18, 2024 / 09:15 am Acknowledgement of the supernatural is off the charts at this year’s Republican National Convention in the wake of former U.S. president Donald Trump’s harrowingly narrow escape from an assassination attempt. Invoking the presence and blessing of the Author of Life, …

By Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 14, 2024 / 08:49 am The Holy See has condemned acts of violence in the wake of the shooting that injured former U.S. president Donald Trump and others and left one dead at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on July 13. A brief statement provided to CNA …

By Matt McDonald CNA Newsroom, Jul 14, 2024 / 06:40 am A Catholic priest who gave a benediction during former president Donald Trump’s rally Saturday told people they needed to pray for Trump moments before Trump was shot and wounded. Father Jason Charron, a Ukrainian Catholic pastor, told CNA a group of …

By Daniel Payne CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2024 / 06:00 am The Catholic Church needs to be focused at the parish level to drive up plunging marriage rates among the faithful, experts say, as low marriage rates in the Church mirror the collapse of matrimony in wider society. Catholic marriage rates …

By AC Wimmer CNA Newsroom, Jul 11, 2024 / 10:10 am Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out on Thursday on the spire of Rouen Cathedral, a historic Gothic church in northern France. Rouen Mayor Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol confirmed the incident on social media, sharing an image showing smoke rising from the cathedral’s …

By Jonah McKeown CNA Staff, Jul 10, 2024 / 13:57 pm Bishop A. Elias Zaidan, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, offered support Wednesday for a Catholic school in Gaza after an alleged Israeli raid over the weekend and reported civilian casualties. “The …