Archive for April 5, 2023

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By Katie Yoder,Peter Pinedo

Here’s how to make a Seven Churches Visitation on Holy Thursday

The Thursday before Easter, Catholics around the world practice an ancient Lenten tradition: a Holy Thursday devotion known as the... Read more

Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss, 14th-century fresco in the Collegiata of San Gimignano, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

Why is today called Spy Wednesday?

The name actually derives from the Gospel reading for today in which Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

Cornell rejects student group’s call for ‘trigger warnings’

The leaders of Cornell University have rejected a student resolution advocating that the university mandate “content warnings for traumatic content... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the pope mobile in St. Peter’s Square on April 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ advice for Holy Week: Look to the cross, our hope is there

Pope Francis has offered advice for how to have a fruitful Holy Week, urging people to focus on the essentials... Read more

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop, and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to publish a letter on sexuality and transgenderism at this time.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The truth that has been given to us’: Norway’s Bishop Varden on speaking about sexuality

Bishop Erik Varden spoke to CNA about the role of a bishop and why the Nordic bishops’ conference chose to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus reflection from the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City on March 26, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis revises the penal law of the Eastern Catholic Churches

Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Dicastery for Legislative Texts, told Vatican News “the new norms determine much more... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Planned Parenthood-backed Protasiewicz wins 

Janet Protasiewicz was declared victor in a contentious race that could tip the scales against the state’s current abortion ban.  Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Explainer: Why did the bishops object to proposed changes to a contraceptive mandate? 

President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services is working to expand access to contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

No let up from Ortega during Holy Week: Priest expelled, traditions banned in Nicaragua

The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega hasn’t declared a truce in its persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, not even... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Maryland attorney general report on abuse claims to identify more than 600 victims

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore apologized to abuse survivors and pledged to “do everything possible to prevent future incidents of... Read more