Viganò Condemns Swiss Pandemic Measures

Editor’s note: The archbishop addresses demonstrators gathering in Bern, Switzerland on Nov. 12 to protest anticipated COVID-19 restrictions. Klaus Schwab Dear friends, many of you would never have thought that Switzerland would eventually follow Italy and other nations in supinely adhering to the diktats of the elite even in the matter of the pandemic emergency. […]

Saint Martin of Tours’ Stunning Encounter

Today, on the feast of St. Martin of Tours, Father Steve Grunow offers a reflection on the legendary encounter that converted Martin from a celebrated soldier to a priest, bishop, and saint.

Cuban priests urge authorities not to repress planned protests

The Cuban flag. / Steward Cutler via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Havana, Cuba, Nov 11, 2021 / 14:25 pm (CNA). A group of Cuban priests signed a letter addressed to the Cuban authorities Wednesday urging them not to use violence against marches protesting the island’s communist government planned for Nov. 15. “We don’t want to […]

‘Not a Happy Experience’: Pro-Abortion Sen. Dick Durbin on His 17-Year Communion Ban

Tom Williams Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, leads a committee hearing to examine Texas’ abortion law Sept. 29 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sen. Durbin complains that his pro-abortion voting record has kept him from receiving Communion in his home diocese, and a Catholic priest and journalist offers a […]

Poland’s Friends and Foes

WARSAW, Poland ( – Today, on the 103rd anniversary of Poland regaining independence, the Central European nation is again fighting for the life of its republic. Kraków Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski Reactions to the ongoing invasion of Poland’s eastern front by thousands of Middle Eastern and African migrants is making clear who supports a free — and Catholic […]

Pope rejects deterrence, urges disarmament (Vatican News)

Pope Francis repeated his argument that the world should avoid “a so-called return to normality” after the Covid epidemic, in a message to the 4th Paris Peace Forum. The Pontiff called for “collective commitment to integral disarmament.” Decrying a world marked by “nationalism, protectionism, individualism, and isolation, the Pope said “we need a new way […]