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CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2021 / 06:20 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis declared a blind 14th-century Italian lay Dominican a saint Saturday using a process known as “equipollent” canonization. The Holy See press office said April 24 that the pope had authorized the extension of the liturgical cult of Blessed

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 23, 2021 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis expressed his solidarity on Friday with the thousands of people displaced by ongoing volcanic eruptions on the island of St. Vincent in the southern Caribbean. The eruption of La Soufrière volcano displaced close to 20,000

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2021 / 05:30 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis on Friday celebrated the feast of St. George, his namesake, with 600 of Rome’s poor and needy, as they waited to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccination at the Vatican. Pope Francis’ baptismal name is Jorge

Sagrada Familia (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
by Blanca Ruiz Barcelona, Spain, Apr 22, 2021 / 19:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Work began Tuesday on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and is scheduled to be completed in December. The spire will consist of a crown at the base,

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Apr 22, 2021 / 04:01 am America/Denver (CNA). The Catholic Church is clear in its teaching on when life begins: at conception. On death— described as “the end of man’s earthly pilgrimage”— the Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that “life is

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 22, 2021 / 09:00 am America/Denver (CNA). A Vatican cardinal has said that Blessed Carlo Acutis’ love for praying the rosary in his “short but full” life exemplified timeless wisdom. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, made the

CNA Staff, Apr 22, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). The Vatican unveiled Thursday the official prayer of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome. The Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life also released April 22 the official hashtag — #WMOF2022 — of the

Campers pray the rosary July 24 during Mike Sweeney Catholic Baseball Camp at the Russell Road Sports Complex in Kent, Wash. (CNS photo/Stephen Brashear) See BASEBALL-CAMP July 30, 2014.
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). The Vatican has announced a rosary initiative dedicating the month of May to prayer for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said April 21 that “for the

CNA Staff, Apr 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm America/Denver (CNA). Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Minneapolis called for peace, reconciliation, and a greater respect for human life after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the 2020 murder of George Floyd. In a statement shortly after the verdict was

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2021 / 15:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). After the Biden administration announced it would not increase the record-low cap on refugee admissions until May, the U.S. bishops expressed disappointment on Monday. “The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we