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Father Bladimir Navarro with a Cuban couple aided by Cobijo

Catholics launch initiative in Spain to help fleeing Cubans

Oct 5, 2022

With the increasing number of Cubans settling in Madrid, a group of Catholics has launched the Cobijo Project to welcome and help their compatriots to integrate into Spanish society.

The sculptures of the Chiaramonte Gallery in the Vatican Museums on June 8, 2020, in Vatican City.

Tourist who ‘wanted to see the pope’ smashes busts at the Vatican Museums

Oct 5, 2022

A man visiting the Vatican museums in Rome on Wednesday flung two ancient Roman busts to the ground, causing moderate damage to the valuable works of art.

A poster against gender ideology exhibited in front of the Peruvian Congress, Oct. 3, 2022.

Large sign outside Peru’s Congress tells OAS: ideology does not define women

Oct 5, 2022

A large mobile sign with the message “women are defined by biology, not ideology,” addressed participants of the 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States.

A screenshot of the image produced from the Philadelphia Catholic Higher Education Synod, which participants say misrepresented them.

Philly synod artwork misrepresented our views, Catholic students say

Oct 5, 2022

Artwork based on a listening session for Philadelphia-area Catholic university students drew global comment and criticism after it was shared on Vatican social media. Organizers are now taking seriously some students’ objections that the art mislabels their images and misrepresents their professed Catholic faith.

Bishop Georg Bätzing (left) and Cardinal Kurt Koch

Public spat between German bishop, Swiss cardinal leads to private meeting in Rome

Oct 5, 2022

Following demands for an apology and a threat he would “file an official complaint with the Holy Father,” the German Bishops’ Conference president met with a Vatican cardinal in Rome this week.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5 2022.

Pope Francis shares a spiritual life hack: Know the ‘passwords’ of your heart

Oct 5, 2022

Pope Francis shared a spiritual life hack for discernment at his general audience on Wednesday.

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Italian court acquits three Legionaries of Christ of extortion charges

Oct 4, 2022

The Legionaries of Christ announced Monday the conclusion of a judicial process in the Ordinary Court of Milan involving three priests and two other persons in Italy.

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A mobile abortion clinic at a church? Planned Parenthood is considering just that

Oct 4, 2022

The abortion RV will drive along the border of Illinois — a state with liberal abortion laws — to cater to pregnant women in neighboring states that are restricting abortion after Roe.

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Maryland priest accused of sexual abuse of minors placed on administrative leave

Oct 4, 2022

A priest at a parish in Garrett Park, Maryland, has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of sexually abusing minors before he became a priest.

Medical groups ask DOJ to investigate critics of hospitals’ gender surgeries on children

Oct 4, 2022

The groups urged the Department of Justice to “investigate” and “prosecute” anyone responsible for spreading “disinformation” about gender programs. 

Guatemalan cardinal responds to Daniel Ortega’s attack on the Church

Oct 4, 2022

Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango gave a spirited response to Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, who a few days ago verbally attacked Pope Francis and said that the Catholic Church is “the perfect dictatorship.”

Climate change documentary features Pope Francis

Oct 4, 2022

Pope Francis is featured in a documentary film on climate change and the environment that premiered at the Vatican on Tuesday.

U.S. bishops nominate candidates for conference president and vice president

Oct 4, 2022

The U.S. bishops released on Tuesday the names of the 10 candidates nominated to be the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Analysis: Amid new testimonies, Vatican corruption trial points to key question

Oct 4, 2022

The hearings at the Vatican’s corruption trial resumed last week and shed light on new aspects of the “trial of the century” and the broader context of Vatican finances.

‘St. Francis helps us not to run from suffering’: Cardinal Zuppi offers Mass in Assisi

Oct 4, 2022

On the feast of St. Francis on Tuesday, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi offered Mass in Assisi in the basilica that holds the 13th-century saint’s tomb.

Belgium violated right to life in euthanasia case, European Court of Human Rights rules

Oct 4, 2022

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Belgium failed to conduct a proper investigation into the circumstances of the 2012 euthanasia of Godelieva de Troyer on the grounds of “untreatable depression.” 

'Exciting time to become a saint', says new rector of Pontifical North American College in Rome

Oct 4, 2022

“I think it’s amazing that God’s voice still gets through, that these men still hear God’s voice, and they respond generously.”

Details emerge about Father James Jackson's alleged pre-trial release violations

Oct 3, 2022

The Rhode Island priest is awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges.

Cardinal Müller warns of grave danger that could lead to humanity’s ‘collective suicide’

Oct 3, 2022

“Anthropological nihilism has as its father the pride of the creature that wants to become like God (Genesis 3:5) and wants to establish the difference between good and evil, true and false for itself,” he said.

Priest prevented from returning to Nicaragua: It’s ‘not a crime’ to criticize government

Oct 3, 2022

Before Father Guillermo Blandón could take the flight from Miami to Nicaragua, he was informed that the Nicaraguan government had prohibited him from returning.