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Italian Catholic doctors: Assisted suicide is not a dignified death

Jan 19, 2022

As the Italian parliament debates whether to pass a bill to decriminalize assisted suicide, an association of Catholic doctors has emphasized that a dignified death “cannot take shortcuts.”

The California capitol.

Scholarships, loan relief for abortion workers in California budget proposal

Jan 19, 2022

California health care workers who commit to providing abortions could see their student loans repaid and prospective abortion industry workers could receive scholarships, if lawmakers retain a $20 million proposal in the state’s new draft budget.

Boston City Hall

Supreme Court hears Boston free speech case involving Christian organization

Jan 19, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving the city of Boston’s refusal to raise a flag with Christian imagery in front of its City Hall. 

Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan the most dangerous place to be Christian, advocacy group says

Jan 19, 2022

Afghanistan has unseated North Korea for the dubious distinction of the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, according to a group that reports on global Christian persecution.

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Catholic health care system removes race as factor in eligibility for COVID-19 treatments

Jan 19, 2022

A Catholic health care system in Wisconsin is no longer including race as a factor in determining a patient’s eligibility for COVID-19 treatments.

The flag of Eritrea.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in US and Canada

Jan 19, 2022

He also named an apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in Europe.

The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican Synod Hall on Oct. 3, 2018.

Synod of Bishops’ resources website links to women’s ordination group

Jan 19, 2022

An official suggested that the website was not promoting the group.

March for Life 2022

Pro-life poster

March for Life: What about bathrooms? Food? We’ve got answers here

Jan 16, 2022

The 49th Annual March for Life is going on as planned on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Here's what you need to know before you come.

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US bishops' pro-life novena to begin next week

Jan 14, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “9 Days for Life”, as the bishops once again encourage everyone to pray for an end to abortion.

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Citing abortion views, DC restaurant boots pro-life group

Jan 13, 2022

Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for its annual “March for Life Breakfast.”

2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020

March for Life speakers include Father Mike Schmitz, actor Kirk Cameron

Jan 11, 2022

The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced the speaker lineup for the upcoming 49th annual March for Life on Jan. 21.

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The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican Synod Hall on Oct. 3, 2018.

Synod of Bishops’ resources website links to women’s ordination group

Jan 19, 2022

An official suggested that the website was not promoting the group.

American flag and Church.

New committee aims to build up political candidates who support religious liberty for all

Jan 19, 2022

The Religious Freedom Institute on Tuesday launched a committee to support political candidates who defend the free exercise of religion for all.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis offers prayers for the people of Tonga after volcanic eruption and tsunami

Jan 19, 2022

He said: ‘I invite everyone to join me in praying for these brothers and sisters.’

The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The Order of Malta’s new statutes could dilute its sovereignty forever

Jan 19, 2022

The reform process is entering a critical stage.

Good Shepherd Catholic Community Parish in Colleyville, Texas.

‘We offered them a safe space’: Texas priest details parish's role helping synagogue hostage families

Jan 18, 2022

A Catholic parish in Colleyville, Texas, sprang into action to help the terrified families whose loved ones were taken hostage at a local synagogue.

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

'Devastated' Traditional Latin Mass devotees petition Arlington bishop to ease restrictions

Jan 18, 2022

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington has prohibited baptisms and weddings in the Extraordinary Form, citing Pope Francis' new directive curbing the Traditional Latin Mass. A petition drive is asking Burbidge to reconsider.

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, pictured in 2015.

Pope Francis’ friend Rabbi Skorka helps Polish Catholics mark Day of Judaism

Jan 18, 2022

The Day of Judaism was established by the Polish bishops in 1997.

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

Judge dismisses ex-seminarian’s lawsuit against Pontifical North American College seminary

Jan 18, 2022

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former seminarian against the Pontifical North American College major seminary and its administrators, stating that the New York court does not have jurisdiction over the Rome-based seminary and its employees.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis to confer new lay ministries for first time in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 18, 2022

The candidates come from three continents.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Peña Parra test positive for COVID-19

Jan 18, 2022

Parolin has ‘very mild’ symptoms, while Peña Parra is asymptomatic.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis sends aid to migrants at Belarus border and victims of typhoon in Philippines

Jan 18, 2022

Super Typhoon Rai has affected more than 7 million people.