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Archive for April 6, 2021

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By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin: I am sad to see the loss of faith and reason in Europe

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said in an interview that euthanasia and abortion laws in Europe represent... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to... Read more

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Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury urge UK government not to cut foreign aid budget

An English cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury are urging the U.K. government to reconsider plans to cut its foreign... Read more

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Pro-life group: End of mother’s UK legal battle over life support for 5-year-old girl ‘a tragedy’

A pro-life group has described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of... Read more

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Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray for people risking lives to fight for fundamental rights

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up... Read more

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Controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng dies at age 93

The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93. Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Missouri nuns have a history of being targeted for shootings, harassment

A recent series of shootings at a Benedictine abbey in Missouri is only the latest manifestation of ongoing violence and... Read more

Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

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Arkansas legislature overrides veto of gender-transitioning ban

The Arkansas state legislature voted on Tuesday to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) of a bill prohibiting... Read more

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By ACI Prensa

Controversial Way of the Cross in Mexico depicts radical feminists beating Christ

A modern day reenactment of the Way of the Cross held Good Friday in southern Mexico drew criticism in local... Read more

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Judge puts three dozen lawsuits against Buffalo parishes on hold amid bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge last week put 36 lawsuits against Buffalo Catholic parishes and schools on hold until this fall,... Read more

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White House: Biden has ‘difference of opinion’ from Catholics concerned about Equality Act

The White House on Tuesday said that President Joe Biden “has a difference of opinion” from Catholics concerned that the... Read more

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LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012. Credit: Seth DeMoor/CNA.?w=200&h=150

Nebraska dioceses to restore Sunday Mass obligation in May

The bishops of the three local Churches in Nebraska will each restore the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Utah to require fathers to pay for half of pregnancy costs

A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah... Read more

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Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received... Read more