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Archive for April 22, 2021

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By Jonah McKeown

What Catholics should know about brain death 

While the moment of human conception— the beginning of life— is well-understood and observed from a scientific standpoint, the exact... Read more

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Vatican unveils official prayer of 2022 World Meeting of Families

The 10th World Meeting of Families will take place June 22-26, 2022. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis hopes Lebanon can regain the ‘strength of the cedars’

The pope expressed the hope in a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Semeraro: Blessed Carlo Acutis was ‘an authentic apostle of the rosary’

Acutis became the first millennial to be beatified by the Catholic Church in October 2020. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: The biggest defeat for an athlete is to not play as a team

The pope told a team of top water polo players not to “play alone.” Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

On Earth Day, Pope Francis says the world is ‘at the limit’

The pope urged world leaders to “act with courage, operate with justice, and always tell the truth to people.” Read more

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New Justice Department official opposed Little Sisters of the Poor in contraceptive mandate case

An Obama-era Justice Department official with a history of pro-abortion and pro-transgender statements was confirmed to a top position at... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis meets with Legionaries of Christ leader

Fr. John Connor asked the pope “for light and advice in the task that he has been entrusted with.” Read more

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Care for nature, pope tells world leaders at climate summit

In a video message sent to a climate summit on Thursday, Pope Francis urged care for nature and the preservation... Read more

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Abortion survivor hopes her story spurs support for mothers in need

An abortion survivor hopes that her story of life will help people be “the hands and feet of Jesus” to... Read more

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By Michelle McDaniel

The harrowing story of an LA priest who survived a shooting in Nigeria

Father Aloysius Ezoenyeka didn’t know how long he had been unconscious. A gentle slapping on his face stirred him, and... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Names of accused Rochester priests will not be blocked

A federal judge has said the names of priests accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester cannot be... Read more

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By Blanca Ruiz

Construction of Marian tower on Sagrada Familia begins

Work began Tuesday on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Several US states consider bills regulating abortion

Numerous states of the US have been considering bills regulating abortion in recent weeks. Read more