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Archive for March 23, 2021

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German Catholic leader criticizes request to halt public worship in Holy Week

Germany’s leading Catholic bishop has criticized a request to halt public worship during a “hard lockdown” from Holy Thursday to... Read more

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Catholic bishop laments appeal court ruling on removing life-support from 5-year-old against mother’s wishes

A Catholic bishop has lamented an English appeal court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl... Read more

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Catholic bishop laments appeal court ruling on removing life-support from 5-year-old against mother’s wishes

A Catholic bishop has lamented an English appeal court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl... Read more

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Scouts and parish kids write meditations for this year’s Vatican Way of the Cross

Pope Francis has chosen a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori is ‘model of missionary outreach’

Pope Francis has marked the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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After Boulder shooting, archbishop calls for ‘conversion of hearts’

Archbishop Samuel Aquila said he is “deeply saddened” by a mass shooting in northern Colorado early this week, and called... Read more

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Why the Archbishop of Paris closed an experimental pastoral center

An experimental pastoral center in the heart of the French capital closed down on March 1 on the instructions of the... Read more

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U.S. sanctions Chinese officials connected to ‘genocide’ of Uyghurs

The U.S., in tandem with Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, on Monday sanctioned Chinese officials in Xinjiang... Read more

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Pro-life Democrats appeal to Jimmy Carter to save the Hyde Amendment

The group Democrats for Life of America is appealing to former President Jimmy Carter in its effort to preserve the... Read more

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What the Equality Act could mean for Catholics

Legal experts on Monday explained how the Equality Act could threaten the integrity of Catholic parishes, charities, and schools.  Read more

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By CNA Staff

After legal error, sex abuse ‘window’ amendment will not go before Penn. voters

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania this week chose not to present a proposed constitutional amendment to voters via an emergency process.... Read more

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Federal court: University of Iowa officials personally liable for mistreating Christian group

University of Iowa officials who wrongly de-recognized a Christian student group for objecting to same-sex relationships can be held personally... Read more

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Malawi legislature blocks debate of bill to expand grounds for abortion

Malawi’s National Assembly earlier this month declined to debate a bill that would expand the grounds for procuring an abortion.  Read more