Archive for March 30, 2021

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Zen expresses ‘pain and indignation’ at St. Peter’s Basilica private Mass restrictions

Cardinal Joseph Zen has expressed “pain and indignation” at restrictions on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, saying that if... Read more

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Pope Francis warns priests and seminarians against worldly temptations

Pope Francis has told priests that “spiritual worldliness” is one of the worst temptations in clerical life. Read more

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Cardinal Schönborn: Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings marked by ‘communication error’

In new comments, Cardinal Schönborn has said that the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples was marked by a... Read more

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‘Many are being devoured’: Pope Francis highlights rise in climate-caused migration

Pope Francis has highlighted the plight of people forced from their homes due to the climate crisis, calling on Catholics... Read more


After China retaliates with sanctions, U.S. religious freedom advocates say they won’t be silenced

After China announced retaliatory sanctions against U.S. human rights advocates this weekend, advocates responded they would not be silent about... Read more

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Vatican: Commission overseeing reform of office managing St. Peter’s completes work

The Vatican has said that a commission overseeing reform of the office managing St. Peter’s Basilica has completed its work. Read more

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By Matt Hadro

‘Heroes’ and ‘villains’: The history of Catholic college basketball and race relations

In the history of Catholic college basketball and race, there are both “heroes” and “villains,” said one author of a... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Catholic women raise alarm over spike in child abuse during lockdowns

Catholic women are calling for increased prevention efforts after pandemic lockdowns led to an increase in child abuse at home. Read more

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UK pro-lifers urge authorities to end ‘cruel experiment’ of at-home medical abortions

Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the... Read more

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Supreme Court will consider if Kentucky attorney general can defend pro-life law

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether Kentucky’s pro-life attorney general can defend the commonwealth’s law banning dismemberment... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Kentucky bishops applaud passage of school choice bill

Kentucky lawmakers voted Monday evening to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of school choice legislation.  Read more

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By CNA Staff

Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending

Following its bankruptcy filing last year, the Diocese of Buffalo, New York has cut spending on some its Catholic schools.  Read more

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Court allows professor to challenge university’s transgender pronoun mandate

A federal appeals court has allowed a philosophy professor to sue a public university in Ohio after he faced disciplinary... Read more

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Mexican state bolsters protections for pregnant women, unborn children

The unicameral legislature of the Mexican state of Querétaro passed a bill March 29 reforming the Law on Social Development... Read more

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Archbishop Cordileone calls for end to violence against Asian Americans

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Tuesday urged an end to violence against Asian people in the city and across... Read more