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Archive for May 18, 2021

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Israel-Gaza conflict: Patriarch Pizzaballa asks Catholics to pray for peace and justice

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem issued the appeal as the death toll mounts in the Holy Land. Read more

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Pope Francis names Italian-born Somascan priest an auxiliary bishop in Texas

Bishop-elect Italo Dell’Oro has served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston since 1992. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but I believe prudence is a virtue

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow was speaking a May 18 press conference. Read more

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Chicago archdiocese reinstates priest after investigating TikTok allegation

The Archdiocese of Chicago has reinstated a pastor who was accused of attempted sexual assault, after failing to substantiate the... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Vatican asks dioceses to promote local World Youth Day celebrations

World Youth Day is celebrated annually at the diocesan level, as well as every few years at big international gatherings. Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Despite protests from senators, Planned Parenthood affiliates still received PPP loans in 2021

Planned Parenthood affiliates have continued to be approved for emergency small business loans in 2021, despite protests by senators who... Read more

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George Weigel lauds ‘thoroughly lovable’ John Paul II 101 years after saint’s birth

The Polish pope was born in Wadowice, Poland, on May 18, 1920. Read more

A statue of the infant Jesus was found decapitated outside the diocesan administrative offices in Brooklyn?w=200&h=150

Brooklyn diocese requests greater police presence outside churches, after acts of vandalism

The Diocese of Brooklyn is requesting increased police presence after two incidents of vandalism in three days at church properties.  Read more

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Parents detect disgraced sexologist’s theories in German Church’s abuse commission report

A parents’ association claimed that text contained theories linked to psychologist Helmut Kentler. Read more

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By David Ramos

Michoacan bishops to politicians: 'Don't fall into making false promises that sow unrealistic expectations'

With less than a month before the 2021 Mexican legislative election, the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Morelia in... Read more

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Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Proposed change to brain death laws draws criticism from some doctors, ethicists

A proposed change to U.S. law concerning the determination of brain death has drawn criticism from a group of doctors,... Read more

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Woman saved by pro-life volunteer outside abortion clinic after shots fired

A woman walking into a San Antonio abortion clinic was saved on Saturday by a pro-life protestor after a man... Read more