Archive for July 1, 2021

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By Kevin J. Jones

In Oregon, educators propose alternative to gender identity policy—and face calls to be fired

A public school teacher and an assistant principal are facing disciplinary action and possible firing, because of their alternative policy... Read more

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By CNA Staff

U.S. Olympian takes her Catholic faith to Tokyo games

U.S. Olympic gymnast Grace McCallum is bringing both her skills and her Catholic faith to the Tokyo games in July.  Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

The chair of the Senate pro-life caucus on Tuesday criticized a proposed loosening of safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortion... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Polish Catholic archbishop sanctioned by Vatican defends election as mayor

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź insisted his new role did not conflict with canon law. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis tells Catholic business leaders to invest in the common good

He encouraged “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.” Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old Chicago auxiliary bishop

Bishop John R. Manz celebrated 50 years as a priest and 25 years as a bishop in May. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Pro-lifers oppose amendment seeking to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales

If passed, the amendment would mark “the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967.” Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘Stop using Lebanon and the Middle East for outside interests and profits’

The pope hosted a day of prayer for Lebanon at the Vatican. Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

The Blessed Virgin Mary's house in Vermont

Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer is an exact replica of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus, where... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pro-life rallies to be held in cities across Ireland

The rallies will take place both in-person and online. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Venerable Augustus Tolton a model of handling racial injustice, Philly archbishop says

Venerable Augustus Tolton, the first widely recognized African-American priest, is a model for how to overcome racism and persecution, the... Read more

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More unmarked graves discovered in Canada as church vandalism continues

The discovery of 182 additional undocumented graves outside a former residential school in Canada has heightened calls to boycott Canada... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Vatican cardinal urges unity with universal Church on Germany visit

Cardinal Parolin was marking the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Vatican. Read more

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By Cynthia Perez

As coronavirus spikes in Cuba, bishop calls for prayer to end pandemic

Bishop Juan de Dios Hernández Ruiz of Pinar del Río on Wednesday called on the faithful to pray that through... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Brief argues Virginia court was right to uphold teacher's rights over pronoun policy

Tanner Cross, a Virginia Elementary School teacher, filed a brief in the Virginia Supreme Court on Wednesday in response to... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Indigenous leader in Canada cautions against arsons at churches

A First Nations leader in Alberta released a video plea on Wednesday decrying recent “suspicious” fires at Catholic churches throughout... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Louisiana senate recognizes Year of St Joseph

The Louisiana State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing May 1 as St. Joseph the Worker Day in the state. Read more

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By Katie Yoder

Bishop Barron: I balk at Democratic Party's 'extreme position' on abortion

In a video message Bishop Barron is calling out pro-abortion politicians for refusing to “dialogue” about abortion – or support... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

US government: Pandemic increased number of people vulnerable to human trafficking 

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of people vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking, a report released Thursday by... Read more

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By Giselle Vargas

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's... Read more