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Dec 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Scotland’s Catholic bishops have released a letter setting out the Church’s teaching on abortion and assisted suicide ahead of the U.K. general election next week.
Dec 8, 2019 - 10:01 am .- For the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Francis Sunday venerated a statue of the Virgin Mary located in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, reciting a prayer he wrote for the occasion.
Dec 8, 2019 - 09:09 am .- Pope Francis Sunday appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines, to lead the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Dec 8, 2019 - 05:35 am .- At first glance, pilots and plane passengers have little in common with the Holy House of Mary in Loreto, Italy.
Dec 8, 2019 - 04:49 am .- With Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Mary’s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for the world, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Dec 8, 2019 - 12:00 am .- A popular Argentine priest has explained why he frequently wears a priestly cassock, even while the garment has fallen out of favor among some priests.
Dec 7, 2019 - 09:30 pm .- After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause.
Dec 7, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year’s celebrations safe, according to local media.
Dec 7, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion dollars. The fund is under investigation by Vatican authorities.
Dec 7, 2019 - 07:12 am .- Birmingham’s Bishop Robert Baker said Friday there is a hopeful spirit about the renewal of the Church in the United States at the end of the latest round of ad limina visits with Pope Francis and other curial offices.
Dec 7, 2019 - 03:58 am .- The son of Wisconsin farmers, Brother James Miller, FSC, will be beatified in Guatemala this Saturday, 36 years after he was shot and killed while working with school children and the indigenous poor in the country.
Dec 6, 2019 - 10:42 pm .- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the true Lady of the Amazon, a leading expert on the apparition said, pointing to Pope John Paul II’s recognition of Our Lady of Guadalupe as Queen of all the Americas.
Dec 6, 2019 - 04:59 pm .- The FBI is investigating the fourth case of church vandalism in El Paso this year, with authorities saying they are uncertain whether the incidents are related.
Dec 6, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Four members of Congress have requested that the Department of Justice use obscenity laws already on the statute books to prosecute major pornography producers and distributors.
Dec 6, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Two new lawsuits were filed against Theodore McCarrick and New Jersey dioceses this week, after the state temporarily lifted its statute of limitations on sexual abuse allegations.
Dec 6, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- In Turin, Italy, the Daughters of Jesus the King is a religious community of  blind and visually impaired sisters who aim for holiness, and to be a sign that in Christ, there are no barriers that cannot be overcome.
Dec 6, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A new rule that will disqualify roughly 700,000 people from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, will not help people find or keep employment, leaders of Catholic charitable and social policy organizations told CNA.
Dec 6, 2019 - 12:12 pm .- The superior general of the Jesuit order told reporters Tuesday that the devil is real, after making headlines in August by stating that Satan is a symbol, not a person.
Dec 6, 2019 - 07:58 am .- Pope Francis spoke Friday about how the Gospel message must be based in concrete reality, through which Christ himself communicates to the world.
Dec 6, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang.