Catholic News

  1. 4 new members of US bishops’ National Review Board -

    Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has named four new members of the National Review Board, which advises the bishops on the protection of children from clerical abuse.

  2. 6th Fortnight for Freedom begins -

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has begun its sixth annual observance of the Fortnight for Freedom to raise awareness of threats to religious liberty.

  3. EU bishops’ commission weighs in on security, defense -

    As the EU’s heads of state and government prepared to meet to discuss security and defense, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) published a six-page document entitled “Whose Security? Whose Defence?”

  4. Football Hall of Fame members meet with Pontiff -

    Pope Francis met on June 21 with an American delegation from the National Football League’s Hall of Fame.

  5. Hundreds of Catholic institutions closed or destroyed in Congo violence -

    Violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed 3,383 lives since last October, according to the apostolic nuncio.

  6. Italian theologian: Pope must address ‘full crisis of faith’ -

    A noted Italian theologian has said that the Church is experiencing a “full crisis of faith,” and argued that Pope Francis must make an unambiguous statement to correct “ambiguous and erroneous” interpretations of Church teaching.

  7. Kenya’s bishops warn faithful against tribalism -

    As Kenya prepares for August 8 general elections, the nation’s bishops cautioned the faithful against tribal-based politics.

  8. Leader of Communion and Liberation applauds Pope’s leadership -

    The leader of the Communion and Liberation movement strongly endorsed the pastoral leadership of Pope Francis, in an interview with John Allen of Crux.

  9. Melkite Synod elects new Patriarch -

    Bishop Joseph Absi has been elected by the Synod of the Melkite Catholic Church to become the next Patriarch of Antioch and leader of the world’s 1.6 million Melkite Catholics.

  10. Moscow patriarch links Islamist terrorism, Western secularism -

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow received a delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Church on June 18 and lamented attacks on Christians in Egypt.

  11. New president for Pontifical Academy of Sciences -

    Pope Francis has named Joachim von Braun, a German agricultural economist, as president of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

  12. Nigerian police rescue kidnapped priest -

    Police in Imo State, Nigeria, have rescued an abducted priest who spent two days in captivity, according to Nigerian media reports.

  13. Papal initiative sends aid to South Sudan -

    The Vatican has announced a special initiative to send aid to the people of South Sudan.

  14. Papal tribute to Cardinal Dias -

    In a telegram of condolence to the brother of Cardinal Ivan Dias, who died on June 19, Pope Francis paid tribute to the prelate’s service as apostolic nuncio, archbishop of Mumbai, and curial prefect.

  15. Pontiff encourages faithful to turn to the Sacred Heart, pray for priests -

    Following his June 21 general audience, the Pope recalled that the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on June 23 this year.

  16. Pope again plans no meeting with cardinals at June consistory -

    Pope Francis has apparently chosen once again not to hold a meeting of the College of Cardinals prior to the June 28 consistory at which he will confer red hats on five new cardinals.

  17. Pope backs proposed Italian legislation on migrants -

    Pope Francis has lent his support to proposed Italian legislation intended to better integrate migrants into the workplace and civil society.

  18. Refugees meet with Pope -

    Pope Francis met with 35 refugees who are being hosted by Roman parishes.

  19. Saints are witnesses and companions of hope, Pope says at Wednesday audience -

    Continuing his series of Wednesday general audiences devoted to Christian hope, Pope Francis devoted his June 21 audience to the saints as witnesses and companions of hope.

  20. Venezuelan bishops blast government over police attacks on citizens -

    The Venezuelan bishops’ justice and peace commission has denounced the “the very serious worsening of the violation of human rights and democratic liberties.”

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