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Archive for April 7, 2021

Br. Alois Leser,  prior of the Taizé Community in France.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

The prior of Taizé has said that his community sees how young people are longing to meet together again in... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘There is no grief in the Church that is borne in solitude’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that the communion of saints means that Christians are never alone in... Read more

Bishop-elect Daniel J. Felton of Duluth, Minnesota.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1,... Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.?w=200&h=150

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world. Read more

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Ranjith leads Sri Lankan Catholics in prayer for justice two years after Easter bombing

More than 260 people died and over 500 were injured in suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019. Read more

A guest living in a Rome shelter receives his COVID vaccine.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

White House: Pope Francis has said there’s a ‘moral obligation’ to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying that Pope Francis has called... Read more

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Indianapolis archdiocese: Government can’t interfere in Catholic schools' mission

Catholic schools must be free to uphold the Church’s teachings, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said after a federal... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Turkson marks World Health Day with call to rethink healthcare

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a rethink of healthcare in his message for this year’s World Health Day. Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Dolan implores Catholics to return to Sunday Mass

In a column for the archdiocesan newspaper on Wednesday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York implored Catholics to return to... Read more

A gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way?w=200&h=150

Kiko Argüello discharged from hospital to recover from Covid at home

Kiko Argüello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from... Read more

Nebraska Capitol.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin Jones

Critics of Nebraska education standards see major flaws on sex, gender

There are too many ideological and political assumptions in the Nebraska Department of Education’s proposed curriculum standards on sex education,... Read more

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011.?w=200&h=150

On Twitter, Pontifical Academy for Life marks death of dissenting theologian Hans Küng

The Pontifical Academy for Life commented on Twitter on the death of the influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng,... 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

Religious leaders in N Ireland hopeful for more in-person services 

With public religious services resuming in Northern Ireland, leaders have welcomed the return to worship and emphasized the dangers of... Read more