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Nov 24, 2020 - 04:50 pm .- A survey of recently ordained Catholic priests reports that the great majority find great satisfaction in their work celebrating sacraments and in their parish ministry, but there are also difficulties and areas for which they felt seminary life had left them unprepared.
Nov 24, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- Washington’s archbishop, who will be made a cardinal this weekend, told a journalist Tuesday that in his diocese, he will not deny Holy Communion to a politician who has pledged to enshrine access to abortion in federal law and permit federal funding of abortions. That politician is President-elect Joe Biden.
Nov 24, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A measure expanding abortion access in Massachusetts has passed both the state house and senate, and could prompt a veto from the governor.
Nov 24, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- Following complaints from liberal groups on her handling of Amy Coney’s Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she will not seek to continue as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nov 24, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- A new initiative for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is offering counseling and psychological care for children and adolescents in refugee camps.
Nov 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Iraqi Christians are trying to face challenges with strength and hope as they continue to rebuild their lives after the Islamic State invaded in 2014, a Chaldean Catholic priest has said.
Nov 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa has entrusted his new mission as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem to the prayer of contemplative religious orders in the Holy Land.
Nov 24, 2020 - 10:05 am .- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers and their customers cannot challenge Texas’ decision to withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood.
Nov 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- President-elect Joe Biden announced several foreign policy appointments to his cabinet on Monday, including a nominee for Secretary of State. If confirmed, nominees will shape U.S. foreign policy on a range of subjects, especially religious freedom.
Nov 24, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century -- one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65.
Nov 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Chinese Patriotic Association announced Monday the ordination of a new bishop of Qingdao.
Nov 24, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The papal butler who was pardoned by Benedict XVI for his role in the “Vatileaks” affair has died at the age of 54.
Nov 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis hailed Argentina’s healthcare workers as the “unsung heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic in a video message released Friday. 
Nov 23, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia.
Nov 23, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to sedate patients without their knowledge or consent prior to euthanizing them if there is a chance the patient could “become agitated” as a doctor prepares to end their life. 
Nov 23, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the indigenous people of the city.
Nov 23, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska “on his complete candor regarding his recent experience of coping with mental illness.”
Nov 23, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in an “illegal assembly” protest last year in front of a police station.
Nov 23, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu is launching a second defamation lawsuit in relation to “offensive” media reports surrounding the events that led to his resignation from the rights of a cardinal, his lawyer told CNA Nov. 23. 
Nov 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States.
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