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Archive for March 25, 2021

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International pro-life group rejects claims about its abortion pill reversal service

An international pro-life group has rejected claims about its abortion pill reversal service published by a U.K.-based political website. Read more

Cardinal Mario Zenari takes possession of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci in Rome, Italy on March 25, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal who stayed in Syria says ‘time is running out’ for recovery after 10 years of war

A cardinal who remained in Syria for the entire duration of the 10-year civil war has said that he fears... Read more

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Pope Francis names Cardinal Tagle’s successor in Manila archdiocese

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula, who received the red hat last November, as the next archbishop of... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

‘Give them hope’: How parishes can be a light amid violence and racism

Transforming communities to become more inclusive and accepting places must begin at the parish level, Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican cardinal: ‘Access to clean water must be a priority’

Cardinal Peter Turkson tells CNA how the Vatican is helping to ensure that everyone in the world has access to... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: The Incarnation is the ‘heart and inspiration’ of Dante’s Divine Comedy

In a letter marking the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Pope Francis has said that the mystery of Christ’s Incarnation... Read more

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Research on human embryos in an artificial womb? Why recent experiments have ethicists concerned

After scientists successfully grew mouse embryos in an artificial uterus, ethicists are warning against any future extension of the experiments... Read more

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, at the Holy See press office, Dec. 14, 2015.?w=200&h=150

‘Being consecrated to God is beautiful,’ says Vatican cardinal

Consecrated life is beautiful and contains a call to witness to what is beautiful and true, a Vatican has said... Read more

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Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week 2021 at the Vatican unveiled

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week at the Vatican this year. Read more

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Venice marks 1,600th anniversary of founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica

The Italian city of Venice has marked the 1,600th anniversary of it founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica Read more

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Canada’s assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples, group warns

A Canadian suicide prevention group is raising alarms that the country’s new assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples. Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

Yes, Pope Francis was involved in the CDF’s document on same-sex blessings

Following a Vatican clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, some media outlets have speculated about Pope Francis’ involvement... Read more

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Couples who miscarry will be eligible for paid leave under New Zealand bill

New Zealand is poised to become the second country in the world to offer couples paid leave after having a... Read more

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Irish diocese delays First Communions until autumn over Covid concerns

The Diocese of Derry has announced that First Communions, customarily held in spring, will be postponed so as to discourage... Read more

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Viennese cardinal displeased by Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Christoph Cardinal Schönborn has declared he was “not happy with the explanation of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the... Read more

The MV Dorothy Day, which is expected to join the fleet of Staten Island Ferries in 2022. Credit: NYC DOT.?w=200&h=150

New Staten Island Ferry to be named for Dorothy Day, Catholic activist who loved the poor

One of the newest Staten Island ferry boats in New York harbor will be named for the Catholic journalist, radical... Read more