Archive for November 2, 2021

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

Nestled in Rome just outside the Vatican, a small unassuming museum dedicated to the souls in Purgatory displays simple items... Read more

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By Francesca Pollio

How to get a plenary indulgence any day this November 2021

Did you know that you can get a plenary indulgence any day this November? It’s true. The Vatican has decided... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Senators mark 1st anniversary of declaration rejecting push to declare abortion an ‘international right’

The Geneva Consensus Declaration was signed by 32 countries on Oct. 22, 2020. Read more

Pope Francis visits the French Military Cemetery in Rome, Nov. 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis celebrates All Souls’ Day Mass at military cemetery in Rome

The pope placed white flowers on some of the graves. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tombs of deceased popes in the crypt beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, Nov. 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prays for deceased popes on All Souls’ Day

The papal tombs are located in the grottoes of St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Free children from ‘brutal yoke of labor exploitation’

An estimated 112 million children work in agricultural settings. Read more

The Church of St. Mary of Prayer and Death in Rome, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

This Rome church is devoted to burying and praying for the dead

The church is the last resting place of more than 8,000 people. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Pope Francis to COP26: ‘Now is the time to act, urgently, courageously, and responsibly’

The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’ Read more

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By David Ramos

Twelve bishops under investigation by Church in Mexico for covering up sexual abuse 

Archbishop Franco Coppola, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, said that to date there are 12 bishops being investigated by the... Read more

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By David Ramos

Planned Parenthood grant recipient in Peru loses in court in attempt to silence ACI Prensa

Promsex, an organization that promotes the decriminalization of abortion in Peru, lost in court in its attempt to silence ACI... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

No Supreme Court hearing for Catholic hospital sued for declining transgender surgery

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that declined to perform a hysterectomy... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup (Right) pray before the afternoon session of the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the... Read more

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks at a campaign rally at the Chesterfield County Airport, Nov. 1, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Republican Glenn Youngkin projected to have won Virginia governor race

Republican Glenn Youngkin has been elected governor of Virginia, Decision Desk HQ first projected about 90 minutes after polls closed... Read more