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Jan 18, 2020 - 06:01 am .- The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott not to participate in the federal refugee resettlement program.
Jan 18, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The family of Raffaella Stroik hopes to honor her memory with a ballet.
Jan 17, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said this week that despite the possibility the diocese could file for bankruptcy protection to settle over 200 lawsuits related to sexual abuse, donations made to Catholic Charities this year will be used to help the needy rather than to pay for lawsuits.
Jan 17, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Following a trip to the Holy Land, a group of bishops from the United States and Europe called on their countries’ governments to acknowledge the state of Palestine and to apply international law in Israel and the surrounding area in order to promote peace and justice.
Jan 17, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A visit from Pope Francis to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor may happen in September, according to an Indonesian Muslim leader who met with the pope this week.
Jan 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their case heard before the Supreme Court yet again in their years-long fight against the federal contraceptive mandate.
Jan 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From the Depths of Our Hearts.”
Jan 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Chinese officials have evicted members of the clergy, including a bishop, from their homes and are closing Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Fujian. While the officials cited “fire safety standards” as the reason for the evictions, all the clergy and churches affected have refused to join the Communist-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
Jan 17, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will no longer hold an episcopal consecration and ordination at a Catholic parish in Williamsburg, following an internet petition signed by over 3,000 people objecting to the event.
Jan 17, 2020 - 11:11 am .- The Pontifical Gregorian University said Friday it will review the doctoral dissertation of Scotland’s Bishop Stephen Robson, which is alleged to contain several acts of plagiarism.
Jan 17, 2020 - 10:30 am .- There is no international right to abortion, the U.S. health secretary told officials from more than 30 countries on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Jan 17, 2020 - 08:01 am .- One former resident told CNA that he believes the dismantling was necessary, and he blames the city for letting the encampment escalate to the point of being out of control.
Jan 17, 2020 - 07:06 am .- Hong Kong has been without a diocesan bishop since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung in January 2019, after less than 18 months in the role.
Jan 17, 2020 - 02:45 am .- Christian persecution around the world is a growing problem, says a new report from an agency that documents abuses against Christians across the globe.
Jan 16, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- During the Jan. 11 installation Mass of Celestino Aós as the new archbishop of Santiago, Chile, a small number of protesters opened backpacks near the front of the church and dumped tear gas canisters on the floor.
Jan 16, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A proposal to survey lawmakers’ support to legalize assisted suicide on the Isle of Man drew criticism from disability groups and other foes of the practice, who say it promotes “despair” rather than support for the vulnerable.
Jan 16, 2020 - 05:15 pm .- Faith-based groups play a critical role in the global fight against human trafficking—one which merits a closer partnership with the U.S., one Catholic leader told members of Congress Wednesday.
Jan 16, 2020 - 04:18 pm .- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Abortion is Not Healthcare Act Jan. 9, a bill that would reclassify abortions in the tax code and end their tax deductibility.
Jan 16, 2020 - 04:10 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee called on Americans to build a “culture of religious freedom” that respects the ability of all people to live out their beliefs in peace.
Jan 16, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- The White House announced new rules from nine federal agencies Thursday to help ensure that religious groups have equal access to public benefit programs.