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Aug 12, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev called Tuesday for an end to the violent clashes occurring across Belarus following a disputed presidential election.
Aug 11, 2020 - 08:00 am .- While Assisi was largely sheltered from a major coronavirus outbreak during Italy’s lockdown, ten Franciscan friars and eight novices at the  landmark pilgrimage destination tested positive this week for COVID-19.
Aug 9, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Theology in Germany, with a few exceptions, is in a crisis. This is the conclusion reached by a German theology professor, who is the William K. Warren Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Ulrich Lehner earned a doctorate in theology at the University of Regensburg, and a habilitation doctorate in history at the Central European University.
Aug 9, 2020 - 05:40 am .- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal.
Aug 7, 2020 - 05:37 pm .- Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event.
Aug 4, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, was in Ars Tuesday for the feast of St. John Vianney, the patron of priests.
Aug 4, 2020 - 03:00 am .- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest.
Aug 3, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts.
Aug 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue of Christ in the capital, Warsaw.
Aug 1, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A feminist group said Friday that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on public boards in Scotland, arguing that they redefine the term “woman” to include men. 
Jul 31, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The military bishop of Germany says that U.S. soldiers should be held accountable to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes. But a Catholic University law professor said that while international cooperation for justice is important, the U.S. is not a signatory to the treaty that created the international court.
Jul 31, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A priest and psychologist says understanding St. Ignatius, and how our own minds work, can help with spiritual and mental health struggles amid the pandemic.
Jul 31, 2020 - 03:45 am .- The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.
Jul 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Seven years after his kidnapping in Syria, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio was remembered in Rome Wednesday for his love of the Syrian people and his dedication to peace and justice.
Jul 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Catholic bishops have said that proposed hate crime legislation in Scotland could criminalize the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
Jul 28, 2020 - 10:13 am .- A proposal in the Netherlands to allow assisted suicide for healthy individuals over the age of 75 has drawn criticism for offering death rather than social support to people who are lonely and depressed.
Jul 28, 2020 - 09:30 am .- In 2019, two friends launched a movement to protect churches across France in response to a wave of desecrations. 
Jul 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has praised the “glorious music” of Johann Sebastian Bach in a message to a festival in Germany.
Jul 28, 2020 - 06:00 am .- People made homeless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will “need a lot of help” to get their lives back on track, a Catholic priest in London has said.
Jul 27, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.

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