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Archive for April 19, 2021

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Croatia offers scholarships to young persecuted Christians

The Croatian government is offering college scholarships to young Christians at risk of persecution Read more

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Vatican sign language project brings Pope Francis’ words to all

Pope Francis’ Wednesday and Sunday speeches to the public will now be accessible in American Sign Language Read more

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All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

The Umschlagplatz Monument in Warsaw, Poland, where more than 300,000 Jews were transported from the Warsaw Ghetto to Nazi death camps.?w=200&h=150

Polish Catholic bishop: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising anniversary is ‘an appeal to love one’s neighbor’

The uprising -- the largest single Jewish revolt of World War II -- was launched 78 years ago Read more

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Major Archbishop: Ukrainians living in ‘psychological terror’ as Russian troops gather at border

‘On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I ask you to pray for peace,’ says Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church leader Read more

Armenian orphans being deported from Turkey. Ca. 1920.?w=200&h=150

U.S. bishops commemorate 'horrific tragedy' of Armenian genocide

The U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Monday recognizing the upcoming anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Read more

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Is ‘The Chosen’ series about Jesus Christ a cultural moment worth watching?

The Easter Sunday season two premiere of The Chosen, an evangelical Christian-produced internet series dramatizing the life of Jesus and... Read more

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U.S. bishops ‘disappointed’ at White House keeping current refugee limit

After the Biden administration announced it would not increase the record-low cap on refugee admissions until May, the U.S. bishops... Read more

A woman stands in a burned out area after an extremist attack on the village of Aldeia da Paz, Mozambique, Aug. 24, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Mozambique’s bishops lament Islamist violence in Palma

The Catholic bishops of Mozambique on Friday condemned the attack by Islamist militant insurgents on Palma, a city in Cabo... Read more

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Bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to blessings of same-sex couples in Germany

In response to a planned day of blessings for same-sex partners in Germany, the Bishop of San Sebastián on Wednesday... Read more

A human-monkey chimeric blastocyst. Credit: Weizhi Ji/Kunming University of Science and Technology.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Ethicists urge caution after creation of monkey embryos containing human cells

Catholic scientists and ethicists have warned of the potential for a slippery slope in response to reports that scientists had... Read more

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Allentown bishop proclaims Year of the Real Presence

The bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania has proclaimed a jubilee year to promote a greater dedication to the Holy Eucharist.   Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis may soon appoint Cardinal Sarah's successor

The appointment of Robert Cardinal Sarah’s successor as prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of... Read more

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Chicago case highlights religious orders that have not published lists of credibly accused clergy

Recent reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times highlighted several religious orders active in Chicago that have not released lists of members... Read more