Vatican Archive

News Briefs: May 16, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: May 16, 2021

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump […]

National Shrine to host worldwide praying of the rosary Default Thumbnail
National

National Shrine to host worldwide praying of the rosary

By Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at noon (EDT) […]

Vatican approves new invocations for Litany of St. Joseph Default Thumbnail
Vatican

Vatican approves new invocations for Litany of St. Joseph

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Updating the Litany of St. Joseph, approved in 1909, the Vatican has added seven invocations, including two that address the guardian of Jesus and husband of […]

News Briefs: May 9, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: May 9, 2021

 In-person Mass feels more ‘grace-filled,’ says Oregon parishioner PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — It took courage for Leilani Arellano to return to Mass, but she is glad to be back. Over […]

News Briefs: May 2, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: May 2, 2021

Shrine prayer hotline spurred by pandemic is so successful, it’ll continue EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — When the world shut down last year because of the pandemic, the National Shrine of […]

‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India hospital director Default Thumbnail
National

‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India hospital director

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for […]

‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled Default Thumbnail
Vatican

‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sometimes the Catholic Church has “proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities […]

News Briefs: April 25, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: April 25, 2021

Head of Irish bishops calls new law on Mass attendance ‘draconian’ DUBLIN (CNS) — The head of the Irish bishops’ conference said the government’s move to criminalize attendance at Mass […]

USCCB pro-life chairman calls HHS proposed rule ‘terrible policy’ Default Thumbnail
National

USCCB pro-life chairman calls HHS proposed rule ‘terrible policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule to rescind the Trump administration’s enforcement of a Title X provision that “draws a […]

News Briefs: April 18, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: April 18, 2021

Five priests, two nuns, three laypeople kidnapped in Haiti VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The latest victims of rampant kidnappings in Haiti are five priests, two nuns and three laypeople who […]

News Briefs: April 11, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: April 11, 2021

Catholic groups, bishops pray for end to anti-Asian hate crimes, violence WASHINGTON (CNS) — Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic groups and a number of Catholic bishops have joined their voices […]

Cardinal Parolin says Church divisions stem from misunderstanding ‘reform’ Default Thumbnail
National

Cardinal Parolin says Church divisions stem from misunderstanding ‘reform’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Three days after the preacher of the papal household called on Catholics to repent for the ways they are dividing the Church, the Vatican secretary of […]