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Mackenzie Scott donates millions to controversial group outspoken on Catholic issues, religious freedom

Jun 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Several million dollars from the Amazon fortune of Jeff Bezos’ former wife Mackenzie Scott have funded a controversial multi-religious advocacy... Read more

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Mindfulness and meditation 'AmaZen' employee program not religious, Amazon says

May 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee... Read more

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NGO names ‘Dirty Dozen’ top contributors to sexual exploitation

Feb 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of the top mainstream contributors... Read more

Petition asks Amazon to avoid nudity in Lord of the Rings series

Feb 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

After months-old rumors that Amazon may be planning to incorporate sexually explicit content in its new Lord of the Rings... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s Square May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-hit Amazon region at Regina Coeli

May 31, 2020

Pope Francis prayed for the pandemic-ravaged Amazon region Sunday as he gave his first Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the true Lady of the Amazon, priest says

Dec 6, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the true Lady of the Amazon, a leading expert on the apparition said, pointing to... Read more

A fire in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil Aug. 23, 2019.

Catholic leaders voice concern over Amazon fires

Aug 23, 2019

Catholics groups in the Amazon have expressed concern over the wave of forest fires that have been ravaging the region.  Read more

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CEOs promise people before profits in new statement on 'Purpose of a Corporation'

Aug 20, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A new commitment by business leaders to move past pure profit, and commit to employees, communities, and the environment, echoes... Read more

Pope Francis hospital ship.

Hospital boat named 'Pope Francis' sets sail to serve rural Amazon region

Aug 20, 2019

By Courtney Mares

A hospital boat named the “Pope Francis” set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to... Read more

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Amazon founder gives $15 million to Catholic Charities

Dec 5, 2018

Three Catholic charitable organizations were named as winners of $5 million grants from the charitable organization of Jeff and MacKenzie... Read more

Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over 'hate group' label

May 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that promotes life, marriage and religious liberty, has been removed from the... Read more

The Peruvian Amazon.

Meet the priest who serves an unlikely community in Peru's Amazon

Jan 19, 2018

Fr. Pablo Zabala is a 70-year old Spanish priest, who serves in a remote part of the world: the Peruvian... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by a crowd at Padre Aldamiz International Airport in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Jan. 19, 2018.

Amazon not a 'no man's land', but a treasure, Pope Francis says

Jan 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis visited one of Peru's most biodiverse regions Friday, telling its inhabitants that while remote, their land is not... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Puerto Maldonado for an encounter with Peru's indigeneous Amazonian communities Jan. 19, 2018.

Pope in Peru: Don’t just protect the Amazon, protect its people

Jan 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Speaking to members of Peru's indigenous Amazonian communities Friday, Pope Francis said that contrary to the consumerist mentality that places... Read more

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Despite reports, Pope Francis isn’t opening the door to all married priests

Nov 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis has reportedly said he will allow for debate as to whether married men could be ordained to the... Read more