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  • Book calling for Catholic blessing of homosexual couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference May 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 11:02 am (CNA).- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the Catholic Church was written in response to a request from the liturgical committee of the Austrian bishops’ conference, according to the book’s principal author. The work includes contributions by […]
  • Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese May 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office said Tuesday. The Munich statistical office told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, May 26 that 10,744 Catholics formally withdrew from the Church in […]
  • Catholics call for public inquiry into UK nursing home deaths May 23, 2020
    CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:00 am (CNA).- Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing homes during the coronavirus crisis. More than 20,000 people have died in U.K. care facilities as a result of the pandemic, according to an analysis of official figures […]
  • Bishop laments ‘sinister’ promotion of at-home medical abortions amid pandemic May 22, 2020
    CNA Staff, May 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- An English bishop has criticized the government for promoting at-home medical abortions during the coronavirus lockdown. Speaking at a Mass for workers on the pandemic’s front line May 21, Bishop Mark Davies suggested the country would have to face “searching questions” in the wake of the […]
  • Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to ‘connect’ online May 21, 2020
    Rome Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pro-life march will take place online this year. Now an internet-based event, the Italian national March for Life is being called “Connected for Life,” and will take place Saturday, May 23 at […]

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