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Archive for April 26, 2021

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri delivers a homily during Divine Liturgy at the Pontifical Armenian College in Rome on April 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican cardinal: The Armenian genocide is a ‘stain’ of evil on all humanity

Cardinal Sandri said the Armenian genocide forces us to confront the great evils committed in human history and the small... Read more

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

“His altar was the [hospital] bed, where he was able to unite his sufferings to those of Christ." Read more

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to hold consistory in last step before canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld

The Ordinary Public Consistory is the last step before the canonizations of seven men and women, including French missionary Bl.... Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Rumbek?w=200&h=150

Bishop-elect in South Sudan shot, evacuation plans for specialized treatment underway

The bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese was shot last night and is nursing bullet wounds at a local health... Read more

Armenian refugees at Novorossiysk, 1920?w=200&h=150

Christian advocates praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide

Christian advocates praised President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian genocide over the weekend. Read more

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz prays outside the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Aug. 19, 2020. Credit: Catholic.by.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Belarus bishop offers Mass for Chernobyl victims on 35th anniversary of nuclear disaster

“It was the largest man-made disaster in human history. We feel its effects today,” Archbishop Kondrusiewicz said. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets Poor Clare nuns whose monastery was destroyed in 2009 earthquake

Pope Francis on Monday met with a community of Poor Clare nuns, whose abbess died when the roof of their... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Judge tosses out girls’ complaint against Connecticut transgender sports policy

Four female athletes in Connecticut are appealing a court ruling that dismissed their legal challenge to the state’s transgender sports... Read more

Nadia de Munari. Credit: Avvenire.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Italian lay missionary who served poor children in Peru murdered

Nadia de Munari, a 50-year-old Italian lay missionary who was part of Operation Mato Grosso, which serves the poor in... Read more

A January 1924 headline from the Denver Catholic Register.?w=200&h=150

By Denver Catholic

The crazy, true story of how the Church helped take down the Klan in Colorado

With the recent publication of Colorado’s historic Ku Klux Klan membership ledgers, which were made public for the first time... Read more

Bishop Stefan Oster of Passau. Credit: Diocese of Passau?w=200&h=150

German bishop confronts theologian for claiming Catholics against 'gender equality' are racist

A German professor of theology and advocate for the ordination of women to the priesthood has come under criticism for... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi?w=200&h=150

After state order, Las Cruces diocese lets priests set Mass attendance limits

After the governor of New Mexico allowed churches to re-open at 100% capacity, priests in the Diocese of Las Cruces... Read more

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Despite director's outcry, pro-abortion film absent from Oscars 2021

Despite receiving awards from several film festivals and from Planned Parenthood, absent from the 2021 Academy Awards was the film... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015?w=200&h=150

How the visit from Pope Francis prompted the House Speaker to resign

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) shocked the country when he announced his resignation from Congress in 2015... 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

Irish moves to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ will help silence religion, critics warn

Legitimate religious practice could fall under a too-broad ban on “conversion therapy” backed by LGBT activists in Ireland and Northern... Read more