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  • Cardinal Newman’s time in Rome
    on October 11, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Rome, Italy, Oct 11, 2019 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized Oct. 13, is more often associated with Birmingham than Rome, but his four visits to the Eternal City mark significant moments in the life of this soon-to-be saint. An exhibit hosted by the Venerable […]

  • Disabled woman who narrowly avoided forced abortion to get forced contraception
    on October 11, 2019 at 12:01 am

    London, England, Oct 10, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A judge in England has decided that a disabled woman who is pregnant will be fitted with a contraceptive device immediately following her Caesarean section, Premier Christianity has reported. The woman was originally ordered to undergo a forced […]

  • English bishop: Remove stigma surrounding mental health care
    on October 10, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Brighton, England, Oct 10, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- On October 10, observed internationally as World Mental Health Day, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton said that society should work to remove the stigma that surrounds those seeking help for mental illness. “As a society, we have […]

  • Polish bishops open beatification process for parents of St John Paul II
    on October 10, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Krakow, Poland, Oct 10, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Polish bishops’ conference has agreed to begin the canonization process for the parents of Saint John Paul II. The Polish episcopate made the announcement Oct. 10, setting in motion the first steps for the beatification of John Paul […]

  • Two killed in attack near German synagogue on Yom Kippur
    on October 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Berlin, Germany, Oct 9, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- One man has been arrested and the search is ongoing for a second person after at least two people were shot and killed near a synagogue in the German city of Halle on October 9.  Wednesday’s attack took place on Yom Kippur, the […]

  • Health professionals protest imminent Northern Ireland abortion laws 
    on October 9, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Armagh, Northern Ireland, Oct 9, 2019 / 02:51 am (CNA).- Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to protest a liberalization of the region’s abortion laws, which the UK parliament is set to impose on Northern Ireland this month unless Northern […]

  • Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime
    on October 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Krakow, Poland, Oct 8, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Krakow has compared the LGBT rights movement in Poland to communism. Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski made the comparison in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese released on Sept. 28, as he announced a new initiative […]

  • New cardinal says he relied on Eucharist, Mary during time in Soviet prison camp
    on October 8, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Kaunas, Lithuania, Oct 8, 2019 / 12:49 am (CNA).- One of the newest cardinals of the Church says he drew strength from the Mass and the Blessed Virgin during the decade he spent in a Soviet prison camp in Siberia. Sigitas Tamkevicius, archbishop emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania, was elevated to the […]

  • UK company apologizes for pro-life billboard aimed at local MP
    on October 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    London, England, Oct 7, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- An advertising company has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, saying it is removing the ad and will make a donation to a pro-abortion charity. The billboard was erected in Walthamstow, East London, as part of […]

  • Tens of thousands protest France IVF bill
    on October 7, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Paris, France, Oct 7, 2019 / 12:23 pm (CNA).- At least 42,000 people protested in Paris Sunday against a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to IVF. Many French bishops have spoken against the bill. Police said there were 42,000 at the Oct. 6 protests, while a […]