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Carl Anderson receives honor from Catholic Church in Poland

Carl Anderson receives the Totus Tuus award at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 9, 2021. / Rycerze Kolumba.

Warsaw, Poland, Oct 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The Totus Tuus award is known as the ‘Catholic Nobel’ in Poland.

France’s Catholic bishops will uphold confessional seal, spokeswoman clarifies

Karine Dalle, the communications director of the French bishops’ conference. / Marion Delattaignant/CEF.

Paris, France, Oct 14, 2021 / 05:50 am (CNA).

She said: ‘One cannot change the canon law for France as it is international.’

Prominent Anglican bishop received into Catholic Church

The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England. / michaelnazirali.com.

Oxford, England, Oct 14, 2021 / 03:55 am (CNA).

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has joined the personal ordinariate.

Analysis: The Church in France must uphold the confessional seal

null / Pleuntje via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

New York City, N.Y., Oct 13, 2021 / 17:10 pm (CNA).

The French bishops’ conference has seemingly tried to walk back the straightforward comments of the Bishop of Reims, who recently reiterated that the inviolability of the seal of confession, deriving from divine law, supersedes any law of the French Fifth Republic directing that it be broken.

What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

Lucia dos Santos. Public Domain.

Fatima, Portugal, Oct 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but shared some personal advice that her saintly relative used to give: to pray every single day.  

Number of new Catholic seminarians in Poland falls by nearly 20% year on year

Mass in the chapel of a seminary in Poznań, western Poland, Sept. 15, 2018. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Warsaw, Poland, Oct 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

In 2021, 356 seminarians began their studies.

10 things you need to know about how Fatima's 'Miracle of the sun' ended an Atheist regime

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions. / Public Domain.

Fatima, Portugal, Oct 13, 2021 / 09:15 am (CNA).

October 13, 1917 marked the last Marian apparition in Fatima, and the day in which thousands of people bore witness of the miracle of the dancing sun; a miracle that not only proved the validity of the Fatima Marian apparitions, but also shattered the prevalent belief at the time that God was no longer relevant.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ doctors recall his last days in hospital

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome Newsroom, Oct 12, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification on Oct. 10, 2020, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories of his final days.

Dean resigns after filming of questionable music video in Toledo Cathedral

The Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain. / Michal Osmenda via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Toledo, Spain, Oct 12, 2021 / 17:45 pm (CNA).

Fr. Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche, dean of the Toledo Cathedral, has submitted his resignation following the improper use of the sacred space in a music video which includes sensual dance scenes within the church.

French Catholic leader discusses ‘clumsy wording’ on confessional seal with interior minister

Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, pictured in 2015. / Olivier LPB via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Paris, France, Oct 12, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The archbishop asked for ‘forgiveness,’ saying that his remarks overshadowed a landmark abuse report.