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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 22, 2021 / 07:00 am Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II. In a new book published

by Matt Hadro, Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2021 / 11:40 am The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it hears oral arguments in another major abortion case. Both the Biden administration and abortion providers had challenged

by CNA Staff Vienna, Austria, Oct 22, 2021 / 13:00 pm Eleven people from Afghanistan are among the 27 adults who will soon be baptized as Catholics in Austria’s Vienna archdiocese. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna formally welcomed the candidates for adult baptism at a ceremony on Oct. 20 at

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 15:00 pm The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated. Nick Rolovich had previously

by Joe Bukuras New York City, N.Y., Oct 19, 2021 / 17:09 pm In an effort to explain Pope Francis’ vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s homily Sunday offered seven “non-negotiables” that Jesus intended for the Church. The Synod on Synodality, initiated by Pope

by Courtney Mares 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

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 08:00 am Pope Francis has shared a letter written by a clerical sexual abuse survivor with candidates preparing for the Catholic priesthood. “For years I was mistreated by a priest who I should have called ‘little brother,’ and I was his

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 16, 2021 / 09:44 am Speaking over a video call on Saturday, Pope Francis told members of popular movements that Catholic social teaching has useful principles that can help people of any faith to improve the world. “The social teaching of the Church does

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2021 / 15:01 pm The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into a loyal party apparatus, a panel of foreign policy experts said on Monday. The party, which “historically managed religion”

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2021 / 11:55 am A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported. The missionaries were part of Christian Aid Ministries, based in Ohio, and were kidnapped while visiting an orphanage. In