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Archive for March 15, 2021

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On 10th anniversary of Syria’s war, Catholic charity urges US and EU to help aid reach poor

On the 10th anniversary of Syria’s war, a Catholic charity has urged the U.S. and E.U. to remove obstacles to... Read more

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Vatican’s doctrinal office: Catholic Church cannot give blessings to same-sex unions

The Vatican’s doctrinal office on Monday clarified that the Catholic Church does not have the power to give liturgical blessings... Read more

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Full text: Vatican’s doctrinal office response and note on the blessing of same-sex unions

Here is the full text of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s response to a question on... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Support working mothers amid the coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis has called for more support for working mothers during and after the coronavirus pandemic, saying that women are... Read more

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‘There are no easy answers’: Head of German Catholic bishops responds to Vatican’s ‘no’ on same-sex blessings

A leading German Catholic bishop has responded to the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples by saying that there... Read more

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Elton John tweets about Vatican statement on same-sex unions

After the Vatican’s doctrinal office clarified that the Catholic Church does not have the power to give liturgical blessings to... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Indian priest suspended after alleged attack on bishop

A Catholic priest from a northern Indian diocese has been suspended after allegedly physically assaulting the diocese’s bishop.  Read more

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Biden administration asks Supreme Court to toss out abortion funding case

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to throw out a challenge to restrictions on federal funding of pro-abortion... Read more

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After Vatican says same-sex unions cannot be blessed, White House reaffirms Biden’s support for them

While the White House on Monday would not respond to the Vatican’s statement on marriage, press secretary Jen Psaki said... Read more

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Biden's contradictory Catholicism misleading and confusing, Archbishop Naumann says

It is a serious matter for President Joe Biden to profess Catholicism while publicly backing contradictory action on matters such... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

USCCB urges lawmakers to oppose amendment that could require government funding of abortion

The U.S. bishops’ conference is urging congressional lawmakers to oppose the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, a measure they say could... Read more

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Costa Rican bishops respond to alleged cover-up of sex abuse by students at Catholic school

The National Commission for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults of the Costa Rican Bishops’ Conference released a statement... Read more