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Courageous grandmother who led fight to stop removal of cross from plaza in Spain dies

Teresa Agulló, defender of the Cross of Callosa de Segura in Spain. / Credit: Platform in Defense of the Cross of Callosa de Segura

ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 27, 2023 / 12:30 pm (CNA).

Teresa Agulló Cayuelas was fined for her efforts to prevent the removal of an emblematic cross in Callosa de Segura, a small town in southeastern Spain.

Social media apostolate brings the beauty of Rome’s historic churches to Instagram

The Roman Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem. / Credit: Jacob Stein/Crux Stationalis

Rome Newsroom, Mar 27, 2023 / 07:53 am (CNA).

Jacob Stein is visiting a church in Rome each day of Lent this year.

Marianists in Spain under fire for lack of transparency regarding sex ed program

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ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 26, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Parents of students at a Marianist school in Spain expressed their “stark distrust” in the Marianists and in their sex ed program “Created to Love.”

Nordic bishops issue letter affirming Church teaching on human sexuality

Bishop Erik Varden O.C.S.O, of the Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, at the vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome. / Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Rome Newsroom, Mar 25, 2023 / 14:40 pm (CNA).

The pastoral letter was read aloud at Mass at Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of vice president of German bishops’ conference 

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of the Diocese of Osnabrück served as vice president of the German bishops' conference from 2017 to 2023. / Courtesy of Synodaler Weg/Maximilian von Lachner

CNA Newsroom, Mar 25, 2023 / 08:56 am (CNA).

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode had previously refused to step down despite an abuse report finding he had mishandled cases in his diocese. 

Spanish bishop criticizes Constitutional Court for upholding euthanasia law

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ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 24, 2023 / 13:30 pm (CNA).

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla charged that the court’s decision was one “in which ideology supersedes reason and law.”

Prosecutors drop case of alleged ‘cover up’ against Benedict XVI

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. / Diliff via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.5)

CNA Newsroom, Mar 22, 2023 / 16:30 pm (CNA).

A potential legal case against Pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped.

Discovering Pier Giorgio Frassati: Film sheds light on humanity, holiness of Italian blessed

Poster for “To the Top,” a film about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, at the Italian premiere in Rome on March 18, 2023. / Credit: Adi Zace/CNA

Rome, Italy, Mar 22, 2023 / 09:00 am (CNA).

“To the Top” is a new docudrama produced in cooperation with EWTN that explores the humanity and holiness of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Legionaries of Christ to ordain 32 new priests in 2023

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ACI Prensa Staff, Mar 19, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA).

The soon-to-be new priests come from Germany, Colombia, Chile, South Korea, Canada, Brazil, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Italy, Mexico, and Venezuela.

How a forgotten nun’s visions shed ‘new light’ on the life of St. Joseph

A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). Public Domain.

CNA Staff, Mar 19, 2023 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Why a little-known book by an 18th-century visionary could be inspiring reading on this feast of St. Joseph.