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Archive for May 7, 2021

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from within the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinals’ council discusses pandemic recovery, curial reform with Pope Francis

The seven members of the Council of Cardinals met online. Read more

Churches in Germany are flying LGBT pride flags in response to the Vatican’s ‘no’ to same-sex blessings.?w=200&h=150

German Catholic diocese hosts event declaring same-sex blessings a case of ‘not if, but how’

The Diocese of Essen held the conference ahead of a nationwide event defying the Vatican’s “no” to same-sex blessings. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Sainthood cause opened for Filipino priest killed by Islamists in 2000

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo died after being held for 43 days by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group. Read more

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‘There is always the power of prayer’: Why this bishop prays daily for President Biden

One U.S. bishop has committed to pray daily for President Joe Biden, because of the president’s pro-abortion policies. Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

New EWTN documentary on Bl. Carlo Acutis available to watch for free

A new documentary about Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified by the Catholic Church, is available to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Diocese of Huarí, Peru, May 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis meets with bishop of murdered lay missionary

Nadia De Munari, an Italian lay missionary, died April 24. Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad limina visit?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Phoenix bishop warns of ‘deadly apathy’ of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

The bishop of Phoenix this week supported a recent letter from the archbishop of San Francisco stating that Catholics cooperating... Read more

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Vatican Conference 2021: Chelsea Clinton, Francis Collins speak on second day

Chelsea Clinton called for the regulation of “anti-vaccine content” on social media. Read more

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By Agnes Aineah

Enugu bishop declares week of prayer after cathedral desecrated by priest’s followers

The Bishop of Enugu announced on Thursday a week of prayer in atonement and reparation following the desecration of the... Read more

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NARAL head brags about helping remove pro-life LifeSiteNews from Facebook

The head of a national abortion advocacy group on Friday claimed that the group worked to have the pro-life group... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communions in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria on May 6, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Father Weinandy: Pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians abuse, politicize sacraments

Dissenting Catholic politicians abuse and politicize the Eucharist when they receive the sacrament while promoting policies and actions contrary to... Read more

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Indiana supreme court tosses out lawsuit against Indianapolis archdiocese

The Indiana supreme court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, filed by a former Catholic school... Read more

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By Autumn Jones

Milwaukee archdiocese sues over pandemic prison ministry prohibition

On Friday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against... Read more

Current House GOP conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo,) at an April 2019 pro-life press conference. Cheney is expected to be replaced in her role by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.).?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

House Republicans could have a new conference chair next week - is she pro-life? 

Top House Republicans moved this week to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as head of the GOP conference, and are... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Abortion kills more than does Covid, says mother who almost aborted daughter

“Abortion is a scourge that kills many children and moms, it kills more than COVID. It's relentless,” said Liz Martínez,... Read more

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Arizona bishops praise new hospital clergy visitation law

Arizona’s five bishops expressed their gratitude at a new law forbidding hospitals from restricting clergy visitations during the pandemic.  Read more

A statue of Christ at St. Charles Borromeo parish in Waltham, Mass., that was vandalized May 2-3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Christ statue at Massachusetts church vandalized

During the night of May 2-3 a statue of Christ at a Massachusetts parish was decapitated. Read more