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Pilgrims from Malaysia.

Malaysian Catholic bishops call for unity, ‘national recovery’ from pandemic  

The archbishop of Kota Kinabalu and the bishop of Keningau, both in Malaysia, called on Malaysians “to rise above” the... Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula kneels to pray after entering the Manila Cathedral at the start of his installation as the 33rd archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.

Philippine cardinal, 130 nuns, convent staff test positive for COVID-19

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after a religious congregation in the Philippine capital... Read more

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Weekly COVID-19 testing a 'good' alternative to vaccine mandate, bioethicist says

As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep... Read more

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, Sept. 9, 2021

Catholic health ministry head decries 'unjust' federal vaccine mandate

President Joe Biden on announced a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many private employers, drawing criticism from the head of... Read more

Photos of the six nuns from the same Brazilian convent who died within one week. Five died from COVID-19.

Six nuns from the same convent die in less than a week

Six nuns in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family of Mary congregation in Curitiba, Brazil, died... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield

Springfield bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics

The bishop of Springfield in Illinois is requesting that parishioners wear masks to Mass in compliance with a recent state... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon.

Portland archdiocese asks its schools to follow COVID vaccine mandate, but will consider conscience exemptions

The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon responded Monday to a new state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, noting that Catholic schools in... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Cardinal Burke tweets that his condition is improving

In a tweet posted Aug. 28, the 73-year-old Cardinal Burke thanked the health care professionals who have cared for him... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo.

Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix encourages vaccination, supports conscience exemptions through employers

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix said on Friday that he encourages the faithful to prayerfully consider getting... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. bishops' Region IX at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on Jan. 14, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated, accommodate consciences

More U.S. bishops this week issued statements on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and conscientious objection. Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago during a press briefing in Rome, Feb. 22, 2019.

Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees

The Archdiocese of Chicago will require all archdiocesan employees and clergy to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 within the next... Read more

Dr. Joseph Meaney, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center

Catholic bioethics center praises Wisconsin bishops for respecting conscience on vaccine mandates

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Monday praised the bishops of Wisconsin for their statement upholding the right to refuse... Read more

Official Portrait of Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in 2021.

Wisconsin bishops encourage vaccination while affirming conscience rights 

The five bishops of Wisconsin on Friday issued a message encouraging vaccination against COVID-19, while maintaining that people ought not... Read more

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Mexico City archdiocese encourages COVID vaccination

The Archdiocese of Mexico called Sunday on the faithful voluntarily to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but is currently not considering... Read more

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019.

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Cardinal Burke's condition is improving, according to the latest update on his battle with COVID-19. Read more

Pope Francis shares a video message about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pope Francis, Ad Council collaborate to promote COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas

Pope Francis worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines. The PSA... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Updated: Cardinal Burke 'in serious, but stable condition'

Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently hospitalized with Covid-19, is in "serious, but stable condition," according to an Aug. 17... Read more

NCBC: Church teaching calls for respect of both common good and conscience with vaccine mandates

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke listens in the audience during the presentation of the new book Christvs Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in Rome on Oct. 14, 2019.

Cardinal Burke, suffering with COVID-19, placed on ventilator

An update on the 73-year-old cardinal's condition was posted on Twitter Saturday night: "Cardinal Burke has been admitted to the... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop requires vaccination for Catholic church employees, ministers

Citing the need for the Catholic Church to “lead by example” and to act responsibly to protect others during the... Read more