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Priests reject controversial synod poster: it’s ‘out of bounds and confusing’

Image posted by the Synod of Synodality on its social media networks. / Image credit: Facebook Synod of Synodality

Denver Newsroom, Sep 29, 2022 / 16:00 pm (CNA).

Two Spanish priests recently posted their analyses on social media of a controversial drawing posted to the Synod on Synodality Facebook page.

What does Giorgia Meloni’s victory mean for Catholics in Italy?

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) holds a “Thank You Italy” sign during a press conference at the party electoral headquarters on Sept. 25, 2022 in Rome. / Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

Rome, Italy, Sep 29, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA).

In short, the reality of Meloni’s politics is much more nuanced than it may seem at first glance.

Catholics in Poland and around the world pray Divine Mercy Chaplet to end war

Catholics in Poland pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Sept. 28, 2022 / Monika Bilska

Warsaw, Poland, Sep 29, 2022 / 06:42 am (CNA).

On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide. 

Supporters of statue of St. Michael the Archangel in small French town vow to fight removal order

St. Michael the Archangel / Credit: Pixabay

CNA Newsroom, Sep 29, 2022 / 01:30 am (CNA).

After a French court confirmed the removal of a statue of St. Michael from a seaside town, supporters have vowed to continue their fight.

40 Days for Life in Spain announces guidelines amid government harassment of pro-lifers

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Denver Newsroom, Sep 28, 2022 / 13:30 pm (CNA).

The first campaign in Spain since the government criminalized what is deemed harassment at abortion businesses by pro-lifers begins today and ends Nov 6.

Archbishop calls on consecrated to wear religious dress as a ‘revolutionary’ gesture

Archbishop Luis Argüello of Valladolid, Spain / Screenshot, CEE/YouTube

Denver Newsroom, Sep 27, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Archbishop Luis Argüello of Valladolid, Spain, made his remarks in a homily for a diaconal ordination, noting that deacons wear specific vestments.

Religion is ‘interruption,’ not continuity, German bishops’ president says

Bishop Georg Bätzing / Photo credit: Synodaler Weg / Maximilian von Lachner

CNA Newsroom, Sep 27, 2022 / 12:33 pm (CNA).

Bishop Georg Bätzing spoke in a live-streamed Mass on Tuesday on the occasion of the bishops’ plenary assembly in Dulda, Germany, Sept. 26–29.

7 things to know about Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s likely new Catholic prime minister

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), speaks at a press conference at the party electoral headquarters overnight on Sept. 26, 2022. in Rome. Italy’s national elections on Sept. 25 saw voters poised to elect Meloni, a Catholic mother, as the country's first female prime minister. / Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2022 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

A Catholic mother is poised to become the country’s first female prime minister. 

Catholic doctors discuss conscientious objection at physicians meeting in Rome

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St. Louis, Mo., Sep 25, 2022 / 09:00 am (CNA).

The 26th World Congress of Catholic Physicians was put on Sept. 15–17 by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations.

Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

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Denver Newsroom, Sep 23, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the Catholic Church.