Archive for March 11, 2021

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By The Catholic Spirit

Priest prepares to sell his coveted collection to raise money for low-income students

A baseball card collection worth thousands of dollars was a split second away from being dropped into a trash can... Read more

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Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have announced that they will hold a national synodal assembly “within the next five years.” Read more


Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

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Japan's Catholic bishops mark 10th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Ten years ago on March 11, a magnitude-9 earthquake under the ocean off the coast of Japan triggered a disaster... Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, poses inside St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Vatican cardinal to Catholics: This year’s Good Friday collection vital for Holy Land Christians

Christians will struggle to remain in the Holy Land without financial help from Catholics worldwide on Good Friday, a Vatican... Read more

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Church bulldozing in France alarms conservation groups

Bulldozers have moved in on a 135-year-old church dedicated to St. Joseph in the first of several planned demolitions in... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Senator Rubio: China is depriving Uyghurs of their ‘humanity’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) lambasted the Chinese authorities for restricting the religious practices of the largely-Muslim Uyghur population, at a... Read more

May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

Bishops commend Biden for protecting Venezuelans from deportation

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised the Biden administration on Thursday for granting special immigration status for Venezuelans to remain and... Read more

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Pope Francis to give Knock Shrine new international status on St. Joseph’s feast

Pope Francis will officially designate Knock Shrine in Ireland as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the feast of... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.?w=200&h=150

Poland’s Catholic bishops work with men’s religious orders to strengthen child protection system

Poland’s Catholic bishops have strengthened their child protection system with a cooperation agreement with the country’s male religious orders. Read more

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By ACI Prensa

Colombian bishop responds to cathedral vandalism

A Colombian archbishop condemned an attack against a local cathedral March 8 by a group of radical pro-abortion feminists. Read more

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By CNA Staff

ACLU gets $15 million LGBT grant from billionaire foe of Christian morals and religious freedom

The American Civil Liberties Union has received a major donation from a billionaire heir whose LGBT activism includes both funding... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

How a new executive order would promote gender ideology and silence free speech at schools

A new executive order could promote gender ideology in public and some private schools while affecting both the privacy of... Read more

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Canada's bishops: Choose Covid vaccines with least connection to abortion, when possible

The Catholic bishops of Canada wrote this week on whether certain COVID-19 vaccines are morally preferable for Catholics, if given... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

This Catholic family is asking Fulton Sheen’s intercession for a second miracle

A Catholic couple in Peoria, Illinois, is asking for the intercession of hometown hero Ven. Fulton Sheen to save the... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Second alleged abuse victim of Brooklyn bishop files lawsuit

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn says that a second sex abuse lawsuit filed against him is an attempt to destroy... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ill., mother church of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Credit: Edlane De Mattos/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

Chicago archdiocese announces another round of parish mergers

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced this week the development of several new parish groupings as part of the “Renew My... Read more