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Archive for May 12, 2021

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Italian broker for Vatican’s London property arrested in UK

The arrest, which took place May 11 in London, was requested by an Italian judge. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’

The pope expressed delight at holding his first general audience with members of the public for six months. Read more

Oct. 13, 2017: Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Via Conciliazione in Rome, Italy on the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition.?w=200&h=150

Maine Catholic schools to observe Fatima anniversary

Children at Maine’s Catholic schools will participate in a series of Marian devotions on Thursday, to honor the Blessed Mother... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation

Bishop Jan Tyrawa was investigated for negligence in handling clerical abuse cases. Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Former Michigan school teacher donates $1.1 million to local Catholic schools

A former Catholic school teacher in Michigan donated $1.1 million to create an endowment for local Catholic schools, the Jackson... Read more

Pope Francis receives German foreign minister Heiko Mass in a private audience at the Vatican, May 12, 2021.?w=200&h=150

German foreign minister welcomes day of same-sex blessings ahead of papal audience

Heiko Maas backed the blessing ceremonies held in around 80 German cities on May 10. Read more

Gulchehra Hoja speaks at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See virtual event on May 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Uyghur journalist: ‘The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule’

Gulchehra Hoja spoke at a virtual event hosted by the U.S. embassy to the Holy See. Read more

View of St. Peter`s Basilica from the roof of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary

The Vatican City State’s criminal court heard testimony from five witnesses. Read more

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Five bishops, 220 priests have died from Covid in Mexico

According to a May 11 report from the Catholic Multimedia Center eight women religious, six men religious, and 12 deacons... Read more

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By Giselle Vargas

Argentine parish where Eucharistic miracles occurred receives relic of Bl Carlo Acutis

On the 29th anniversary of the first Eucharistic miracle that took place in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires’ Santa María... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bridgeport?w=200&h=150

Sunday Mass obligation to resume in Connecticut's dioceses

The Latin rite bishops in Connecticut announced Monday that in each of their dioceses the general obligation to assist at... Read more

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Madison bishop prays for pro-abortion Catholic politicians

A second U.S. bishop last week publicly supported the Archbishop of San Francisco’s challenge to Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion. Read more

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By Matt Hadro

HHS Secretary: 'There is no law' against 'partial-birth abortion'

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday said that late-term abortions are done to “protect” women’s health,... Read more

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By Autumn Jones

Helena priest Father Stu to be portrayed in film starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson

Father Stuart Long, who was a priest of the Diocese of Helena, is set to be the main character in... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minn.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Minnesota Catholic Conference highlights Church's role in public square

As Minnesota’s legislature prepares to finish its legislative session for the year, the state Catholic conference has noted a recent... Read more