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Archive for April 30, 2021

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As Biden presidency passes 100 days, Catholics push him to end federal death penalty

Catholics are calling on President Joe Biden to honor his campaign promises to raise the refugee ceiling and halt use... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM, Conv., was installed as archbishop of Atlanta on May 6, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

The archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Cincinnati archdiocese to hold 300-mile Marian pilgrimage for bicentennial

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will mark its bicentennial with a walking Marian pilgrimage, helping the faithful prepare for the re-consecration... Read more

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Pro-life former congressman: Catholics in politics need to be ‘different’

A Catholic former Democratic congressman said that President Biden’s pro-abortion policies flout what it means to live as a Catholic... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Why 'disappointing' Census numbers are such a concern

New Census numbers show the U.S. had its slowest decade of population growth since the Great Depression - and experts... Read more

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Public Masses to resume in Ireland from May 10 with 50-person limit

The 50-person limit will apply regardless of church size. Read more

The tomb of José Gregorio Hernández in the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in Caracas, Venezuela.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis praises Venezuela’s ‘doctor of the poor’ ahead of beatification

Pope Francis sent a video message marking the beatification of José Gregorio Hernández. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of President Biden’s home diocese

Msgr. William Koenig succeeds Bishop William Francis Malooly, who has led the diocese since 2008. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis changes law to allow Vatican City court to judge cardinals, bishops

The pope has amended part of a law issued last year regulating the Vatican City’s judicial system. Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

Is the Vatican’s new judicial activism good for the Holy See?

The Vatican judicial system is pursuing cases of financial wrongdoing like never before. But there is a downside. Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Ternopil region of Ukraine on Sept. 18, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Ukraine’s president: Vatican would be the ideal place for meeting with Putin

“The Holy See is a moral authority on a global level which has always effectively played the role of mediator,”... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the national council of Italian Catholic Action at the Vatican, April 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to Catholic associations: ‘The Lord counts on your boldness’

The pope urged the groups to beware of “the trap of organizational charts.” Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Safeguarding expert: Guidelines are ‘in vain’ if not upheld by Church powers

Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J, explains why Rome’s Center for Child Protection is becoming an anthropology institute. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Kentucky priest "on cloud nine" after priestly faculties reinstated

An Owensboro, Kentucky priest says he is “on cloud nine” after receiving word that the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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Finnish MP faces criminal charges after tweeting Bible verse

Päivi Räsänen said: “I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment.” Read more

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Pope names new Colorado Springs bishop: a Nebraska priest 'fascinated by Jesus Christ'

“I invite you to become fascinated by the Lord… I can’t wait to see what he does with us.” Read more

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By CNA Staff

Santa Fe archdiocese to sell over 700 properties amid mounting abuse settlements

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe intends to sell over 700 properties by year’s end to help pay for settlements to... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Remaining Catholic clergy kidnapped in Haiti finally released

The Society of Priests of St. Jacques announced this Friday, April 30th, that the remaining seven of the 10 Catholic... Read more

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With 'message of hope,' consecration of California to St. Joseph coming to multiple churches

“In these very difficult times, we need a message of hope, and all families, marriages, men, women, children, bishops, priests,... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Father asks Argentine court to prevent abortion of his child

A man from San Juan province in Argentina filed for an injunction to prevent his ex-wife from aborting their child,... Read more