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Archive for March 24, 2021

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Pope Francis: Jesus entrusted Mary to us as a Mother, ‘not as co-redeemer’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that Jesus entrusted the Virgin Mary to us as a Mother, “not... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sends message to Bangladesh for 50th anniversary of independence

Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Bangladesh as they mark the 50th anniversary of the... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Grogan

Cardinal Bo calls on protesters in Burma to remain committed to non-violence

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has expressed his ongoing support for Burma’s protest movement, provided that it remains ‘non-violent and peaceful.” Read more

Cardinals gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for a consistory, Nov. 4, 2012.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis trims cardinals’ salaries by 10% to save money

Pope Francis has issued a letter cutting the salaries of some Vatican employees as a way to contain costs after... Read more

Juan Carlos Cruz attends the red carpet of the movie Francesco during the 15th Rome Film Festival on October 21, 2020 in Rome, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints Juan Carlos Cruz to pontifical commission for protecting minors

Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse, to the Pontifical Commission for the... Read more

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What an upcoming appointment will tell us about Vatican financial reform

The Vatican’s financial watchdog will soon get a new director responsible for its supervision unit. Here’s what that will mean... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Report: Slovenian authorities charge Vatican ‘security consultant’ with money laundering

Slovenian authorities have reportedly filed preliminary charges against Vatican “security consultant” Cecilia Marogna. Read more

Canon Tom White, who is challenging Scotland's ban on public worship.?w=200&h=150

‘I’m overjoyed’: Catholic priest wins legal challenge to blanket ban on public worship

A Catholic priest has expressed joy after Scotland’s supreme civil court ruled that a blanket ban on public worship is... Read more

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Polish Catholic family killed by Nazis for helping Jews on path to beatification

Seventy-seven years ago today, Nazis murdered a Polish Catholic family. Now, all nine family members -- including an unborn child... Read more

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Virginia governor signs death penalty repeal

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed a bill Wednesday ending the death penalty in Virginia, making the commonwealth the 23rd state... Read more

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Philippine president threatens to close Catholic churches that hold public Masses

A spokesperson for Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, said the government will force local churches to close if priests... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Former Albany bishop will be investigated under ‘Vos estis’ norms

An anonymous plaintiff last week filed a lawsuit against former Albany bishop Howard Hubbard, alleging that Hubbard molested him in... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon.?w=200&h=150

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon on Tuesday thanked Pope Francis for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the... Read more

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Fr. Michael Pfleger, still under investigation by the Chicago archdiocese, says he’ll return to ministry

An activist Chicago priest has pledged to return to some form of parish ministry while he remains under investigation by... Read more

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Judge in Argentine province declares abortion law unconstitutional

A provincial judge in Argentina on Thursday declared the law legalizing elective abortion in the country unconstitutional. The ruling applies... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

After Supreme Court victory, Colorado baker in court for declining gender transition cake

Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker, was again in court for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary... Read more