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Archive for March 2, 2021

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Meet Don Alberto, Italy’s new YouTube sensation

Fr. Alberto Ravagnani didn’t set out to make a viral video, he was just trying to find a way to... Read more

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English cardinal welcomes US investigation into garment-making industry

An English cardinal on Monday welcomed a U.S. investigation into alleged labor abuses in the garment-making industry in the city... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

Burmese cardinal: ‘Innocent blood may not be spilt on this land’

Preaching on the deadliest day of protests since Burma’s military coup, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo said on Sunday that “innocent... Read more

Bishop-elect Jerome Feudjio of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Credit: Diocese of St. Thomas.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of US Virgin Islands

Pope Francis appointed Mgsr. Jerome Feudjio on Tuesday to lead the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Read more

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Activists found not guilty of offending religious feelings in Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial

A judge on Tuesday found three activists who distributed images depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo not... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Biden mentions Our Lady of Guadalupe, shows rosary beads, in meeting with Mexican president

President Joe Biden cited Our Lady of Guadalupe and displayed his rosary beads in a conversation with the president of... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil at the Chaldean cathedral in Erbil, Iraq, April 12, 2015. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Warda: With papal visit, world will see ‘joyful people’ of Iraq

The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil said he hopes with Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, the world will see a... Read more

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U.S. bishops express solidarity with people of Burma after coup

The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed solidarity with the people of Burma on Tuesday, one month after a military coup seized... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis: World could face a new ‘great flood’

Pope Francis said in a new book released on Tuesday that the world could face a catastrophe like the Great... Read more

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White House silent on conscience concerns in health care

The White House on Tuesday would not reveal its position on doctors being forced to perform abortions and gender-transition surgeries... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Leading Christian adoption agency changes policy, will now work with same-sex couples nationwide

A leading Christian adoption agency will now work with same-sex couples looking to foster or adopt children, in a change... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden listens while meeting virtually with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, March 1, 2021. Credit: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images.?w=200&h=150

Mexico's bishops hope politicians would be enlightened by Our Lady

In a statement Tuesday responding to media inquiries about US president Joe Biden’s stated devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe,... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Oscars voter: 'There is nothing entertaining or inspiring about killing unborn babies'

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences— the nationwide body that votes for the Academy Awards—... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Straw poll of conservative activists reveals pro-life policies to be least important issue

Pro-life leaders responded to a recent straw poll of conservative activists where pro-life policies received the least number of votes... Read more

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Canadian bishops' charitable arm to end partnerships with groups in conflict with Catholic teaching

The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development... Read more