Archive for May 11, 2021

Dr. Saad Jazrawi, president of the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild, holds daughter Samar, age 7 months, during a dinner following the annual White Mass for Catholic health care workers in 2019. “If I combine my faith and my work, I’m a better Catholic and a better physician,” said Jazrawi.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Scott/Catholic Sentinel

Local Catholic association supports physicians in their vocation

Founded in the 1950s, the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild ‘allows men and women of faith to share with courage and... Read more

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Pope Francis institutes new ministry of catechist

The pope instituted the new lay ministry in the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism

Before it was corrected, the website displayed texts not reflecting recent significant changes to the Catechism. Read more

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and Archbishop Rino Fisichella present the apostolic letter 'Antiquum ministerium' at the Vatican, May 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

What is the new ministry of catechist? A CNA explainer

Pope Francis has instituted a new lay ministry of catechist. Here’s what that means. Read more

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Vatican responds to bishops’ call to amend Church law on crimes against minors

The Vatican told English and Welsh bishops that it was in the process of altering the Code of Canon Law. Read more


Louisiana legislature recognizes anniversary of Roe v. Wade as ‘Day of Tears’

The Louisiana state legislature last week passed a resolution recognizing Jan. 22, 2022, the 49th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem says violence requires ‘an urgent intervention’

“It is our duty not to ignore injustice nor any aggression against human dignity regardless of who is committing them.” Read more


N.D. governor vetoes parts of pro-life funding bill

North Dakota’s governor last week partially vetoed a bill penalizing state universities for conducting business with abortion providers. Read more

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Revered icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

The icon of Our Lady of Budslau has been venerated for centuries in a village north of the capital, Minsk. Read more

A blessing service at St. Augustin Catholic church in Würzburg, Germany, for couples, including those of the same-sex, May 10, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Blessing same-sex couples a diabolical and sacrilegious act, priest affirms

Fr. Hugo Valdemar, canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico, said that the blessing that priests and pastoral workers gave... Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Mobile clinic to offer ultrasounds outside Utah Planned Parenthood 

The group Pro-Life Utah will park a mobile ultrasound clinic outside one of the largest abortion clinics in the state,... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Biden will not address Notre Dame commencement, was invited by the university

President Joe Biden will not be delivering the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame this year - although... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Calif. bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

A bill threatens to ban University of California health systems from partnering with institutions that follow Catholic ethics, prompting concern... Read more


Biden administration reconsiders abortion pill regulations

Pro-abortion groups last week praised the Biden administration for reconsidering federal safety regulations of the abortion pill regimen. Read more