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Archive for March 12, 2021

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Survey: One in three Catholics in Germany thinking of leaving Church

One in three Catholics in Germany is thinking of leaving Church, according to a new survey. Read more

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Vatican cardinal supports common Easter date for Catholics, Orthodox

The president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, has supported a suggestion that Catholics and Orthodox... Read more

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Pope Francis: Going to confession is 'abandoning oneself to Love'

Pope Francis said Friday that going to confession is an act of “abandoning oneself to Love,” allowing the God of... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Poland objects to EU declaring itself ‘LGBT freedom zone’

The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government, which says it has... Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

St. Peter's Basilica to end private Masses, restrict Masses in extraordinary form

A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine,... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican: Peter's Pence, donations, keeping projected deficit to $60 million in 2021

The Vatican said Friday it plans to lower operational expenses by 8% in 2021, while it relies on donations and... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic Church in Malta suspends public Mass through Easter Octave

The Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have suspended the celebration of public Masses through April 11, the... Read more

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Catholic University of America to reopen fully in Fall 2021

The Catholic University of America has announced a return to full-time, in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester, saying that... Read more

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Amazon says its ban of transgender-critical book was due to updated content policy

Amazon says it stopped selling a transgender-critical book because of its framing of “LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”  Read more

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Jersey convenes citizens' jury to debate assisted suicide legalization

Jersey has formed a citizens’ jury to determine whether assisted suicide should be allowed on the island.  Read more

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Virginia governor signs abortion coverage expansion into law

Virginia’s governor on Friday signed a bill into law expanding abortion coverage in the state, prompting a rebuke from the... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Bill expanding access to euthanasia, assisted suicide advances in Canada

Canada’s vulnerable populations are at risk due to Bill C-7’s expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide to those with disabling,... Read more