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Archive for April 28, 2021

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By Kate Scanlon

International pro-life groups concerned about USAID nominee

Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical United States international aid agency.  Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis at the general audience: Christian meditation ‘is not a withdrawal into ourselves’

The pope reflected on what distinguishes Christian meditation from other practices popular in the Western world. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome in December 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pell: ‘The duty of the German bishops is to uphold the teachings of Scripture’

“I think that there is a percentage of the German Church that seems to be resolutely heading in the wrong... Read more

Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Ladaria: Pastoral care, Church law are not in conflict in marriage cases

The cardinal spoke at a study day devoted to the 2001 instruction Potestas ecclesiae. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis to launch rosary ‘marathon’ for end to pandemic

The pope will lead a rosary live from St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

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‘Roma locuta’: Young Catholics hang banner in response to rainbow flag on Vienna’s oldest church

The banner declared: “God cannot bless sin. Roma locuta, causa finita.” Read more

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Actor in 'The Chosen' praises show’s message for people with disabilities

An actor on the internet show The Chosen, which tells the story of Jesus, praised the show’s accommodation of his... Read more

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Scottish bishops' leader laments ‘disturbing’ public worship ban in Ireland

Bishop Hugh Gilbert said that “to enact legislation that criminalizes those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme... Read more

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Upcoming virtual summit seeks to increase devotion to St. Joseph

A virtual three-day summit dedicated to St. Joseph will feature more than 40 evangelists and aims to connect Catholics with... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Five Catholic priests in Indian diocese die of COVID-19 in 10 days

One bishop said: “I have seven priests in hospital right now, and those are the lucky ones who found a... Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, recovering at a hospital in Nairobi April 27 after having been shot in his rectory in Rumbek the previous day. Credit: ACI Africa.?w=200&h=150

'I'm well, improving, I'll be with you': Bishop-elect to S Sudan's Rumbek diocese

The Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, who is in a Nairobi hospital recovering from gunshot injuries, sought on Tuesday to reassure his... Read more

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By David Ramos

14 years of legal abortion in Mexico City called a government 'failure'

Fourteen years after the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in Mexico City, a local pro-life... Read more

April 21, 2021: Catholics mark the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 260 people.?w=200&h=150

Former Sri Lankan cabinet minister arrested for alleged links to Easter 2019 anti-Christian terror

Two years after bombings in Sri Lanka killed hundreds at several churches and hotels on Easter, police on Saturday arrested... Read more

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who has signed a law barring abortions based on non-fatal genetic disorders, speaks at an awards luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)?w=200&h=150

Arizona disability abortion ban will protect mothers and unborn babies, Catholic bishops say

The Catholic bishops of Arizona on Tuesday applauded the passage of an expansive state law that they say will help... Read more

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Providence diocese relaxes restrictions at liturgies

The Diocese of Providence is transitioning toward “normal liturgical practices” following new public health guidelines from the state of Rhode... Read more