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Archive for March 26, 2021

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.?w=200&h=150

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Amid the debate about whether Catholic public figures who support abortion should be permitted to receive Holy Communion, Bishop Thomas... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Amid the debate about whether Catholic public figures who support abortion should be permitted to receive Holy Communion, Bishop Thomas... Read more

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, who was kidnapped Monday, March 15, 2021, in Nigeria’s Warri diocese.?w=200&h=150

Catholic priest in Nigeria recovering after week-long kidnapping ordeal

A Catholic priest in Nigeria is recovering after a week-long kidnapping ordeal. Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.?w=200&h=150

German cardinal takes further action in wake of independent abuse report

A German cardinal has announced further action following the release of a long-awaited independent report on the handling of abuse... Read more

Bishop Joseph Bonnemain of Chur, Switzerland.?w=200&h=150

Catholic bishop defends giving Communion to Protestant representatives at installation Mass

A Catholic bishop in Switzerland has defended giving Holy Communion to two Protestant church representatives and a Protestant politician at... Read more

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Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

The Diocese of Providence is opposing a bill that would allow survivors of child sex abuse to sue institutions which... Read more

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China imposes sanctions on British Catholic human rights campaigner

The Chinese Communist Party has imposed sanctions on a British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. Read more

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski with homeless people awaiting vaccinations in the atrium of the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican to vaccinate 1,200 people in need during Holy Week

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

UK judge overturns Vatican request to seize accounts of Italian broker

A judge has reversed the seizure of the accounts of an Italian broker under investigation by the Vatican, saying that... Read more

St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

Federal court sides with D.C. Archdiocese on church capacity limits

A federal judge sided with the Archdiocese of Washington on Thursday in its lawsuit against Washington, D.C. over church capacity... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Postulator responds to Serbian patriarch’s claims of ‘problematic’ Cardinal Stepinac letters

The postulator of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac’s canonization cause has responded to claims by the new Serbian Orthodox patriarch that there... Read more

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Senators demand investigation into Planned Parenthood getting PPP loans

A letter signed by 25 Republican senators is demanding an investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates illegally accessing emergency small business... Read more

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.?w=200&h=150

China blacklisting companies that have stopped sourcing from Xinjiang

U.S. companies must stand strong and ensure their supply chains in China are not tainted with forced labor, one human... Read more

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By CNA Staff

As pandemic drags on, Cardinal Dolan calls for focus on a culture of life

In a recent pastoral letter, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged Catholics to foster a culture of life through... Read more