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Archive for April 16, 2021

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood

This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to... Read more

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Why Maine Catholics, unable to meet in person, aren't sheepish about their faith

With the Maine Catholic Youth Meeting taking place virtually for the second year in a row, the Diocese of Portland... Read more

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More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports

State legislatures of West Virginia and Kansas recently passed bills restricting participation in women’s sports to one’s biological sex and... Read more

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher... Read more

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a... Read more

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Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years... Read more

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USCCB: Permitting mail-order abortion pills places women’s health ‘in serious jeopardy’

The pro-life chair of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned that loosening federal regulations of the abortion pill places... Read more

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NGO praises Mastercard for trying to curb illegal pornography

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the credit card association Mastercard for implementing new policies to curb illegal pornography. Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph... Read more

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NIH reverses restrictions on fetal tissue research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday announced it will not require ethics boards to review federally-funded research proposals... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May

President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the... Read more