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Archive for April 23, 2021

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‘It would make a big difference’: Human rights activist urges Vatican to change tack on China

Benedict Rogers talks to CNA about the Holy See, China, and the search for the next Catholic bishop of Hong... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Three kidnapped Catholics released in Haiti

Seven other Catholics remain captive more than 10 days after their abduction Read more

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Pope Francis celebrates name day with poor as the Vatican’s free vaccinations continue

At the end of his visit, the pope offered everyone a piece of a giant, hollow chocolate egg. Read more

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Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified in September

The beatification ceremony will be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Sept. 12 Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

Will the Vatican pass the Moneyval test?

There will be a lot at stake when Moneyval issues its long-awaited verdict on the Vatican’s financial system next week. Read more

La Soufrière in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the southern Caribbean, erupts April 9, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prays for people displaced by St. Vincent volcano eruptions

The volcano La Soufrière, dormant since 1979, has erupted multiple times since April 9. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

CDF to hold study day on 2001 instruction for dissolution of marriage ‘in favorem fidei’

The dissolution of a marriage bond “in favorem fidei” (in favor of the faith) can be approved by the pope... Read more

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Montana governor signs law clarifying religious freedom protections

Montana’s governor on Thursday signed a law holding the state to a high burden of proof when it violates someone’s... Read more

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Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvania

A bill that could expand child sex abuse lawsuits in the state of Pennsylvania has received new support in the... Read more

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Catholic bishops urge parishes in England and Wales to reach out to ‘COVID curious’

The bishops say that a new group of people has discovered the Church via the internet amid the pandemic. Read more

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Biden administration weakens protections for women’s shelters

One legal group says that the Biden administration is putting women at risk in removing options for federally-funded women’s shelters... Read more

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By Blanca Ruiz

Bishop describes 'troubling disagreement' between Spanish episcopate, government

Spain’s bishops have a “troubling disagreement” with the country’s coalition government, led by socialists, which aims at restricting freedom of... Read more

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Vatican declines to move forward with canonical investigation of Detroit priest

The Archdiocese of Detroit will proceed with a “canonical disciplinary process” against a priest accused of the sexual abuse of... Read more

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Church analyst: The bishops are uneasy with Biden, but he could be good news

The majority of U.S. bishops in a recent survey were at best “uneasy” with the second Catholic president in U.S.... Read more

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Wisconsin attorney general to investigate sex abuse by Catholic clerics

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will launch an investigation of sexual abuse in the state's five Catholic dioceses, and at... Read more