Archive for February 23, 2021

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By CNA Staff

Democrats for Life oppose Becerra nomination

The nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has been opposed by Democrats... Read more

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Vatican archbishop celebrates 90th anniversary of Divine Mercy apparition

A Vatican archbishop celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first Divine Mercy apparition on Monday in the Polish city of Płock.  Read more

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Pope Francis asks new bishop of divided Swiss diocese to serve for at least five years

Pope Francis has asked the new bishop of a divided Swiss diocese to remain in the post for at least... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic leaders urge EU to be guided by solidarity in vaccine distribution

Catholic leaders in Europe have urged the European Union to be guided by solidarity, fraternity, and social justice as it... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Former Vatican ambassador in Baghdad looks ahead to Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq

When Cardinal Fernando Filoni served as the papal nuncio in Iraq in the early 2000s, he remained in Baghdad amid... Read more

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German bishops’ conference elects first female general secretary

The theologian Beate Gilles was elected general secretary of the German bishops’ conference on Monday, becoming the first woman to... Read more


Twitter restores Irish Catholic bishop’s post on assisted suicide after review

Twitter has restored an Irish Catholic bishop’s post about assisted suicide following a review.  Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Health secretary nominee grilled on partial-birth abortion, taxpayer-funded abortion

President Biden’s nominee for health secretary on Tuesday would not commit to preventing federal funding of abortions, and would not... Read more

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German Catholic bishops call for change to Catechism on homosexuality

A German Catholic bishop has publicly defended his support for a book of blessings and rites for homosexual unions.  Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

NGO names ‘Dirty Dozen’ top contributors to sexual exploitation

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of the top mainstream contributors... Read more


By CNA Staff

Heartbeat International prepares for 50th annual conference

The world’s largest pregnancy help organization is preparing for its 50th annual training conference, with both virtual and in-person options. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Latino Catholic entrepreneur recognized among Chicago ‘40 under 40’

“Hispanic young people are the future of this country and seeing that many are losing their Catholic faith serves as... Read more

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Senators denounce Amazon’s removal of transgender-critical book

After a critique of the transgender movement was de-listed by Amazon this week, U.S. senators responded.  Read more

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Alleged abuse victim of Brooklyn bishop files civil lawsuit

An alleged abuse victim who last year went public with allegations against the Bishop of Brooklyn has now filed a... Read more


Petition to preserve religious liberty in Chile launched

Alliance Defending Freedom International has launched a petition addressed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to rule in favor... Read more

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Lagos archbishop urges Nigerian president to secure release of kidnapped girl

Three years after Leah Sharibu was abducted from her school in Dapchi in Yobe State within Nigeria’s Diocese of Maiduguri,... Read more