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  • In mourning, actor Gary Sinise extols his son’s musical legacy, love of the Catholic faith
    on February 29, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Mac Sinise, son of actor Gary Sinise, performs with the Lt. Dan Band. / Credit: The Gary Sinise Foundation ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 29, 2024 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Gary Sinise, the Catholic actor who played Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” announced the death of his 33-year-old son Mac, the […]

  • Polish nunciature: Archbishop’s resignation linked to negligence in addressing abuse claims
    on February 29, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    The Apostolic Nunciature of Poland has revealed further information regarding the resignation of Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, indicating that he stepped down due to alleged negligence in overseeing sexual abuse claims. / Credit: Redaktor01|Wikimedia|GFDL CNA Staff, Feb 29, 2024 / 17:30 pm […]

  • Biden says he disagrees with Catholic Church’s stance on IVF
    on February 29, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    President Joe Biden tells EWTN News' Owen Jensen he disagrees with the Catholic Church's position on IVF, Feb. 29, 2024. / Credit: EWTN News Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 29, 2024 / 16:35 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden expressed today his disagreement with the Catholic Church’s position that in […]

  • Putin warns West of nuclear war risk over Ukraine troop deployment
    on February 29, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Gostiny Dvor conference center in central Moscow on Feb. 29, 2024. / Credit: GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images CNA Staff, Feb 29, […]

  • Alabama House passes bill protecting IVF
    on February 29, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    The Alabama State House, located in Montgomery, Alabama. / Credit: Chris Pruitt|Wikimedia|CC BY-SA 3.0 Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 29, 2024 / 15:30 pm (CNA). The Alabama House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Thursday that grants immunity to in vitro fertilization (IVF) providers in cases of […]

  • What happens to the saints whose feast day falls on Feb. 29 when there is no leap year?
    on February 29, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    null / Credit: Brigitte Pica2/Shutterstock ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 29, 2024 / 15:00 pm (CNA). The Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII (1502–1585), is used almost throughout the world and establishes that every fourth year is a leap year that has one extra day, Feb. 29. What is little […]

  • What should a Lenten homily be like? God told a saint
    on February 29, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    Bishop Thomas Paprocki preaches the opening Mass of the Corpus Christi Priory in Springfield. / Photo credit: Diocese of Springfield ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 29, 2024 / 12:40 pm (CNA). A little-known story in the annals of the Church is that God gave St. Angelo d’Acri (1669–1739), born in a small […]

  • Here is Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week and Easter 2024 at the Vatican
    on February 29, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 8, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Feb 29, 2024 / 12:10 pm (CNA). The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week 2024, which will include five papal liturgies, Stations of the Cross at the […]

  • Vatican reiterates calls for hostage returns, cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war
    on February 29, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    A picture taken from a position in southern Israel on Feb. 29, 2024, shows smoke billowing over the Gaza Strip amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. / Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images CNA Staff, Feb 29, 2024 / 11:40 am (CNA). The Vatican has reiterated […]

  • Relic of martyr killed by Mafia to be used in prison ministry in Naples
    on February 29, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    Blessed Rosario Livatino. / Credit: Episcopal Conference of Sicily Rome Newsroom, Feb 29, 2024 / 09:15 am (CNA). The relics of Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the Mafia in 1990, will be brought to a prison in Naples on Saturday as his relics tour the southern Italian […]

  • Order of Argentine priests spreads the Gospel where the Church has not gone before
    on February 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Father Federico Highton is one of two Argentine priests who in 2015 founded the Order of St. Elijah, whose motto is “Through my God I shall go over a wall,” which comes from Psalm 17. / Credit: Luis M. Piccinali Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 29, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). From an undisclosed […]

  • Milei ends Argentine government use of ‘inclusive language’ promoted by gender ideology advocates
    on February 29, 2024 at 12:19 am

    Argentine President Javier Milei speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 24, 2024. / Credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 28, 2024 / 19:19 pm (CNA). Argentine President Javier Milei has ordered the prohibition […]

  • Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration
    on February 28, 2024 at 11:28 pm

    Both the pastor of nearby San Bernabé parish in El Escorial, Fr. Florentino de Andrés, along with the Archdiocese of Madrid, are considering the deconsecration of the chapel as a result of the ceremony. / Credit: Zarateman/Wikimedia Commons Madrid, Spain, Feb 28, 2024 / 18:28 pm (CNA). The […]

  • What is the Catholic Church’s position on IVF?
    on February 28, 2024 at 11:13 pm

    null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 18:13 pm (CNA). Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are human children, debate over fertility treatment has erupted anew.Here’s everything you need to know.What is IVF? IVF […]

  • Jordan Peterson discusses wife’s ‘miraculous’ recovery from cancer and her embrace of Catholicism
    on February 28, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    Psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson was interviewed by EWTN's Colm Flynn on Feb. 11, 2024. / Credit: Screenshot/EWTN News in Depth CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 17:30 pm (CNA). In an interview with EWTN News, renowned psychologist and author Jordan Peterson shared his perspective on his […]

  • Alabama Republicans introduce bills that would let IVF clinics destroy human embryos
    on February 28, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    null / Shutterstock CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 17:05 pm (CNA). Republicans in both chambers of the Alabama Legislature are introducing bills that would shield clinics from civil and criminal liability when destroying human embryos during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF).The legislation […]

  • Pope Francis visits the hospital: His health issues through the years
    on February 28, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    Pope Francis greets the faithful from his wheelchair during his Feb. 28, 2024 general audience at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 16:49 pm (CNA). Pope Francis was hospitalized Wednesday morning after a public audience, with the Vatican confirming that he underwent […]

  • Pro-lifers hold prayer rally in response to ‘satanic’ statue at University of Houston
    on February 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Texas Right to Life President John Seago speaks to ENN Anchor Tracy Sabol on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 / EWTN Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Texas pro-lifers are rallying in prayer against a “satanic” statue on display at the University of Houston that a pro-life leader […]

  • God is close, assures archbishop after fire destroys Spanish apartment complex
    on February 28, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    This photograph shows flowers and candles laid out on the sidewalk after a huge fire killed ten people in a multi-story residential block, in Valencia on February 26, 2024. Ten people have died in a vast fire that ripped through a 14-story apartment block in Valencia in eastern Spain. / Credit: […]

  • This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March
    on February 28, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    Pope Francis addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during his Sunday Angelus on Feb. 18, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 13:37 pm (CNA). Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March is for the martyrs of our day and witnesses to Christ.“This month, I want […]

  • Republicans embrace IVF despite the destruction of human embryos
    on February 28, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 13:32 pm (CNA). Numerous Republican lawmakers are announcing their support for in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and distancing themselves from an Alabama Supreme Court decision that ruled in favor of some legal protections for […]

  • Pope Francis appoints new archbishop of historic French archdiocese following resignations
    on February 28, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France. / Maykova Galina via Shutterstock. Rome Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 12:46 pm (CNA). After a nearly year-long vacancy, Pope Francis has appointed a new head of the French Archdiocese of Strasbourg, […]

  • Pope Francis calls for prayers, sends condolences to Muslims, Christians killed in Burkina Faso
    on February 28, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    Pope Francis appeared in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 12:01 pm (CNA). Pope Francis this week called for prayers for, and expressed his closeness to, the victims of twin terrorist attacks on Catholic and Muslim communities in […]

  • Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholic bishops to ‘take up the cry for peace’
    on February 28, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with bishops from the Armenian Catholic Church o Feb. 28, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 10:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the bishops of the Armenian Catholic Church to “take up the cry for peace” amid ongoing threats of […]

  • Ex-priest sentenced to 15 months in prison for molestation of minor with cancer
    on February 28, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    null / Billion Photos / Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2024 / 10:18 am (CNA). A former priest was sentenced to 15 months in prison this week for molesting an Ohio minor suffering from cancer. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office announced the indictment of Luis Barajas in November of last […]

  • Pope Francis, weakened by ‘a bit of a cold,’ has aide read reflection before hospital visit
    on February 28, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 28, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Feb 28, 2024 / 07:44 am (CNA). Pope Francis, still visibly suffering from a “cold,” visited a Rome hospital for diagnostic tests […]

  • Pope Francis visits hospital for diagnostic tests after Wednesday audience
    on February 28, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    Pope Francis appears in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media Vatican City, Feb 28, 2024 / 07:43 am (CNA). Pope Francis went to the hospital on Rome’s Tiber Island on Wednesday morning after meeting with the public at his general audience.The Vatican […]

  • Bishop who participated in Freemasonry event affirms its incompatibility with Catholicism
    on February 27, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    The president of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Bishop Antonio Staglianò, affirms that Freemasonry is incompatible with Catholicism. / Credit: Public Domain ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 27, 2024 / 18:00 pm (CNA). The president of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Bishop Antonio Staglianò, has […]

  • Prosecutor vows to try ‘on a gurney’ 92-year-old Louisiana priest accused of rape
    on February 27, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    Credit: tglegend/Shutterstock CNA Staff, Feb 27, 2024 / 17:20 pm (CNA). A New Orleans priest accused of choking and raping a teenager in the 1970s is too sick to attend his own trial, his lawyers are claiming, though state prosecutors are vowing to bring him into the courtroom on a hospital […]

  • Mafia in Italy suspected of poisoning priest’s chalice
    on February 27, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Father Felice Palamara. / Credit: Father Felice Palamara / Facebook ACI Stampa, Feb 27, 2024 / 15:00 pm (CNA). During evening Mass on Feb. 24, Father Felice Palamara, a parish priest in Cessaniti, a village in the Vibo Valentia province of Italy, was once again apparently targeted by the […]

  • Cardinal Burke promotes 9-month novena to pray for the Church amid ‘forces of sin’
    on February 27, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA CNA Staff, Feb 27, 2024 / 13:38 pm (CNA). Cardinal Raymond Burke this week invited Catholics to join in praying a nine-month novena seeking […]

  • The AI dilemma: job loss, hallucinations, and virtual girlfriends
    on February 27, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    "A Fundamental Difference?" was the title of a conversation about generative artificial intelligence at the 2024 New York Encounter. From left to right are Indiana University’s Davide Bolchini, Jon Stokes of Symbolic AI, and journalist Jennifer Strong. / Credit: Renata Gelmi New York City, N.Y., […]

  • PHOTOS: Restoration of Bernini’s baldacchino begins in St. Peter’s Basilica
    on February 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Workers at the baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez Rome Newsroom, Feb 27, 2024 / 09:00 am (CNA). Restoration work has begun on the baldacchino over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.Workers will scale the scaffolding surrounding […]

  • Two San Francisco Bay Catholic schools to close over security and other concerns
    on February 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Students from St. Anthony Catholic School in Oakland, California, visit the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. / Credit: Facebook of St. Anthony Catholic School ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 27, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). The Diocese of Oakland in California has announced that at the end of the school […]

  • Lisieux House: Convent turned young adult community celebrates 10 years 
    on February 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Lisieux House ladies holding up a picture of St. Therese of Lisieux from a feast day celebration they had in her honor. / Credit: Photo courtesy of Angela Maccarrone CNA Staff, Feb 27, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). The sad reality of dwindling vocations to religious life in the U.S. leaves the Catholic […]

  • Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing
    on February 26, 2024 at 11:30 pm

    Cardinal Robert Sarah. / Credit: ACI Africa ACI Africa, Feb 26, 2024 / 18:30 pm (CNA). Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah said recently at a symposium in Kenya. Sarah, who served as […]

  • Ukraine war: ‘We’re praying for the conversion of Vladimir Putin,’ priest says
    on February 26, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine. / Credit: Screenshot of Facebook post ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 26, 2024 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Feb. 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. After two years of war and no end in sight, Ukrainian Father Oleksandr […]

  • Leading bishop urges U.S. to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, two years into war
    on February 26, 2024 at 10:10 pm

    Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. / Credit: Joe Bukuras/CNA CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2024 / 17:10 pm (CNA). A leading Maronite Catholic bishop […]

  • Indian Cardinal Ferrão to head Asian bishops’ conference amid Church’s continued growth
    on February 26, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão on Aug. 27, 2022, in Vatican City. / Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images Rome Newsroom, Feb 26, 2024 / 16:30 pm (CNA). Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão, the archbishop of Goa and Daman, was elected as the new president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences […]

  • Here’s what Trump, Biden, and the Catholic Church are saying about IVF
    on February 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. / Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 26, 2024 / 14:30 pm (CNA). Both former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are voicing staunch support for the type of fertility […]

  • PHOTOS: 1,000 Christian youth walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem for peace
    on February 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    On Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, approximately 1,000 children and youth from Christian schools in Jerusalem walked the Via Dolorosa in the Old City, offering prayers for peace. The crowd brought life to the streets of the Holy City for the first time since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last […]

  • Texas death row inmate to be executed in days as Catholics call for clemency
    on February 26, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. / Credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2024 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Catholics are continuing to call for clemency for a convicted murderer in Texas who is facing execution amid an ongoing […]

  • More than a dozen killed in attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso
    on February 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    null / Credit: Peter Hermes Furian via Shutterstock ACI Africa, Feb 26, 2024 / 12:30 pm (CNA). At least 15 Catholics were killed in an attack during Mass on Sunday in the Burkina Faso village of Essakane in the country’s Oudalan province in the northeastern region, a jurisdiction of the Diocese […]

  • Pope Francis cancels Monday audiences due to persisting ‘mild flu’ symptoms
    on February 26, 2024 at 11:09 am

    Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Feb 26, 2024 / 06:09 am (CNA). The Holy See Press Office on Monday announced that Pope Francis’ audiences for the day had been suspended as […]

  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish archbishop accused of ignoring abuse
    on February 26, 2024 at 5:01 am

    Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga of Szczecin-Kamien, Poland. / Credit: Wikimedia Commons Rome Newsroom, Feb 26, 2024 / 00:01 am (CNA). Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, who has faced allegations that he ignored abuse cases in Poland.Neither the Apostolic […]

  • Pope Francis, recovering from ‘mild flu,’ renews call for peace in Ukraine
    on February 25, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 25, 2024, during his weekly Angelus reflection. The pope canceled his audiences the day before due to mild flu conditions, according to the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Feb 25, 2024 / 09:55 am (CNA). A day after […]

  • Faith inspires many at CPAC, including numerous Catholic speakers
    on February 25, 2024 at 2:58 am

    Supporters of former US President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 24, 2024. / Credit: Mandel NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) CNA Newsroom, Feb 24, 2024 / 21:58 pm (CNA). Faith-based […]

  • Pope Francis cancels Saturday audiences due to a mild flu, Vatican says
    on February 24, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 24, 2024 / 07:46 am (CNA). Pope Francis canceled his public appearances on Saturday due to a mild flu, the […]

  • Beer for Lent? The Diocese of Scranton’s ‘40 Days’ brew helps feed the homeless
    on February 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Beer lovers gather at the release of the "40 Days" beer brewed by Breaker Brewing and the Diocese of Scranton. / Credit: Kristen Mullen CNA Staff, Feb 24, 2024 / 07:00 am (CNA). Many Catholics give up beer as part of the penitential rigors of Lent. One diocese is brewing it as part of a Lenten […]

  • CPAC speakers urge lawmakers to embrace life, end coerced abortions
    on February 24, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Stanton Healthcare CEO Brandi Swindell and Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance speak at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference. / Credit: CPAC Screenshot/Rumble Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 24, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA). With elections in the United States less than nine […]