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Archive for May 6, 2021

Catholic University of America Head Football Coach Mike Gutelius with the Catholic University Cardinals. Credit: Catholic University football team.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal virtues set the Catholic University Cardinals apart

College football is an intense competition that challenges young men to push their abilities to the limits. Catholic University of... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Security consultant’ says Cardinal Becciu asked her to compile ‘files’ on Vatican personnel

Cecilia Marogna made the allegation in an interview aired on an Italian investigative news program. Read more

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Pope Francis: Migrants bearing brunt of ‘aggressive’ nationalism and ‘radical individualism’

The pope made the comment in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Luján at his general audience in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace Dec. 2, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sends video message to Argentina for feast of Our Lady of Lujan

“I will accompany you from here,” Pope Francis said in the video published on May 6. Read more

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Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India

The pope said: “I am writing to convey my heartfelt solidarity and spiritual closeness to all the Indian people.” Read more

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Swedish hospital praised for halting gender-transitioning for children under 16

Swedish doctors will no longer prescribe hormones or drugs to halt or delay puberty for children under the age of... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican, Sept. 16, 2020.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis to hold general audience with the public on May 12

For the past six months, the pope has held his Wednesday audiences in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Read more

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EWTN’s Warsaw: Biden’s support for abortion, 'transgenderism,' ‘couldn’t be more disappointing’

The head of the EWTN media network said that President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office “couldn’t be more... Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra speak at first day of Vatican health conference

Fauci spoke about the evolution of the scientific community’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Swiss Guards at the ceremony in Vatican City's San Damaso Courtyard on May 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘We are ready to give up our lives’: 34 new Swiss Guards take oath to protect the pope

One new Swiss Guard said: “I’ve always wanted to serve God in a way, and I wanted to serve the... Read more

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Charleston diocese dismayed at South Carolina legislature’s attempt to resume executions

The Diocese of Charleston expressed its dismay Thursday after the South Carolina state House passed a bill effectively allowing the... Read more

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By Giselle Vargas

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). Read more

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Legislators urge Biden to address global religious persecution

A bipartisan group of members of Congress asked President Biden this week to prioritize responding to global religious persecution. Read more

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By Magdalene Kahiu

Nigerian priest thought missing resurfaces after followers storm episcopal residence

A priest of the Diocese of Enugu who founded Adoration Ministry resurfaced Wednesday, hours after his followers stormed the episcopal... Read more

U.S. embassy in Moscow displays LGBT "Pride" flag. Embassies will be allowed to fly the rainbow flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag.?w=200&h=150

State Department allowing U.S. embassies to fly LGBT 'Pride' flags

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is allowing U.S. diplomatic posts around the world to fly the LGBT “Pride” flag on... Read more

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German Catholic bishops’ leader: We are not ‘schismatics’

Bishop Bätzing said the German Church remains close to Rome, despite tensions over same-sex blessings, Communion for Protestants, and the... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Catholic bioethicist laments HHS removal of restrictions on fetal tissue research

A Catholic bioethicist has repeated his objection to the Biden administration’s decision that the National Institutes of Health no longer... Read more

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Catholic University receives $20 million donation for nursing school 

The Catholic University of America has received a $20 million donation to assist 160 nursing students at its nursing school... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Baton Rouge diocese to celebrate 60th anniversary by celebrating St Joseph

The Diocese of Baton Rouge plans to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph in conjunction with its 60th anniversary.  Read more

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Biden's National Day of Prayer proclamation lacks mention of God

US President Joe Biden issued on Wednesday the annual proclamation of a National Day of Prayer, without mentioning any deity... Read more