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Archive for March 29, 2021

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, archbishop of Jakarta, in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Indonesian bishops say Palm Sunday cathedral bombing ‘disgraced human dignity’

Indonesia’s Catholic bishops have strongly condemned the Palm Sunday suicide bombing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral on the... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St.... Read more

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Stand with women athletes against transgender ideology, groups ask South Dakota governor

As South Dakota’s governor has proposed changes to a transgender sports law, conservative organizations are asking her to abandon her... Read more

Police officers watch as altar servers enter the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver for the funeral of police officer Eric Talley.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Eric Talley funeral: Catholic father of seven ‘died a hero’

A funeral Mass was held Monday in Denver for Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who was killed... Read more

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Jersey parish reverses vaccine mandate for confessions

A parish in the Diocese of Trenton will no longer restrict the Sacrament of Confession to those who are vaccinated,... Read more

June 28, 2020: A family prays in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York?w=200&h=150

Report: Church membership among Catholics declined nearly 20% since 2000

The percentage of Catholics who say they are a “member” of a church has dropped by nearly 20 points since... Read more

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Arkansas governor signs landmark medical conscience objection law

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law on Friday legislation allowing doctors to decline to perform non-emergency medical procedures that... Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. ?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics asked to support the Holy Land on Good Friday

The Franciscan friars taking care of the Holy Land sites have asked Catholics for prayers and financial support as they... Read more

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Pennsylvania's long-standing abortion funding ban wins lopsided victory in court

A lawsuit from abortion providers seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on state funds for abortion found little support in court,... Read more

A Marian statue is returned to St. Adday church in Karemlesh, Iraq, March 19, 2021. Photo ourtesy Fr. Thabet Habeb.?w=200&h=150

Marian statue, once desecrated by Islamic State, returns to Iraqi parish

A statue of the Virgin Mary that had been desecrated by the Islamic State but was later restored has been... Read more