Archive for March 4, 2021


By ACI Prensa

The Catholic Church celebrates Easter Monday under the title 'Monday of the Angel'

On Easter Monday, the Catholic Church celebrates what’s called “Monday of the Angel.” In many countries in Europe and South... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Bishops across US issue split messages on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Bishops across the United States have weighed in with varied guidance for their flocks amid renewed debate over the morality... Read more

Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Shroud of Turin to go on virtual display for Holy Saturday

For the second time, the Shroud of Turin will be exposed for veneration on social media and websites on Holy... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis says he is coming to Iraq as ‘a pilgrim of peace’

A day before he departs for Baghdad, Pope Francis sent a video message to the Iraqi people, saying that he... Read more

The restored Marian statue damaged by Islamic State during its occupation of Karamles, Iraq. Photo credits: Rocchi/SIR.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will bless this Virgin Mary statue desecrated by Islamic State

Iraqi Catholics have asked Pope Francis to bless a statue of the Virgin Mary that was desecrated by the Islamic... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops. Credit: Diocese of Gozo (CC BY-SA 4.0).?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Grech to Irish bishops: ‘A synodal process promises an ecclesial springtime’

Cardinal Mario Grech told Irish bishops that embarking on a “synodal process” could lead to an “ecclesial springtime.”  Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Tobin appointed member of Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed the archbishop of Newark, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, a member of the Congregation for Bishops.  Read more

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Doctors, hospitals, fight 'transgender mandate' in federal court

Doctors can’t be forced to perform gender-transition surgeries against their conscientious beliefs, argued attorneys for doctors and hospitals on Wednesday... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the Salus Populi Romani icon in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major Dec. 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis entrusts Iraq trip to Virgin Mary’s protection

On the eve of his departure for a three-day trip to Iraq, Pope Francis visited a Rome basilica to ask... Read more

Shahbaz Bhatti, who was assassinated March 2, 2011, speaks at a 2010 press conference in Islamabad. ?w=200&h=150

'He refused to be silent.' What a slain Pakistani religious freedom advocate can teach the world

Ten years after his assassination, various world leaders have praised the life and death of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Pakistan cabinet... Read more

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Catholic bishops express ‘pain and sadness’ at Poland's ‘rainbow halo’ verdict

Catholic bishops in the Polish Diocese of Płock expressed “pain and sadness” on Wednesday at the verdict in Poland’s “rainbow... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Relics of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to be displayed this summer at her shrine

The Sisters of Charity of New York have donated several of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s relics to the National Shrine... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

'Open the doors again': One advocate urges nursing home visitation to resume

The U.S. must consider increasing regulated in-person visitation of the elderly in nursing homes, one advocate for elder care told... Read more


Number of Spaniards contributing to Church through tax system increased in 2020

During the 2020 Income Declaration Campaign in Spain, 7,297,646 taxpayers chose to allocate 0.7% of their taxes to the needs... Read more