Archive for June 7, 2021

Pope Francis with French priests studying in Rome during a meeting at the Vatican on June 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to priests: Weakness is a chance for encounter with God

“Strip yourself of your preconceived ideas, your dreams of greatness, your self-affirmation, to put God and people at the center... Read more

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Toronto archbishop responds to papal apology requests for Church-run school abuses

The Archbishop of Toronto last week responded to requests for a papal apology over abuses at Catholic-run schools for First... Read more

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Pro-life group says new poll demonstrates support for 15-week abortion ban

A national pro-life group says that its new poll of likely voters demonstrates support for a 15-week abortion ban. Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Tk̓emlúps 'disturbed' by vandalism of church building near Church-run school in Canada

The chief of the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, or Kamloops Indian Band, has condemned the vandalism of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church... Read more

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By Cynthia Perez

Widowed deacon in Argentina ordained a priest

Luis Avagliano served as a permanent deacon for 27 years, but after the death of his wife almost seven years... Read more

Father Matthew Breslin blesses his sister, Sr. Mary Strength of Martyrs, shortly after his May 29, 2021 ordination.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

New priest blesses his sister, a nun: 'It's been a real privilege and a joy'

It is customary for a newly-ordained priest to impart a first blessing. For Father Matthew Breslin, who was ordained May... Read more

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Buffalo diocese places three priests on leave following accusation

The Diocese of Buffalo has placed three diocesan priests on administrative leave, following a new abuse accusation that dates back... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces, N.M. Credit: Peter Potrowl via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Las Cruces diocese says abuse records disclosed voluntarily, despite New Mexico attorney general's claims

While New Mexico’s attorney general has taken credit for securing Catholic Church documents on sex abuse by clergy, saying they... Read more

Priest gives communion on the feast of the Holy Family in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 27, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

The U.S. bishops next week will deliberate and vote on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist –... Read more