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

Wisconsin bishops encourage vaccination while affirming conscience rights 

Aug 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

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

Aug 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus, Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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'

Aug 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones, Joe Bukuras

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

Aug 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic Charities on Thursday defended its ministry to migrants, amid criticism that one of its member agencies is acting recklessly... 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 tests positive for COVID-19

Aug 10, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke confirmed on the evening of Tuesday, August 10, that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but... Read more

Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanich, Archbishop of Bangkok, turns over the 630-bed isolation facility to Surasak Charoensirichot, governor of Nakorn Pathom province, on Aug. 6, 2021.

Catholic Church in Thailand converts facilities into field hospitals for COVID-19 patients

Aug 9, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

“We cannot be indifferent toward the suffering of our parishioners and the people in the villages,” one parish priest in... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Military archdiocese reiterates Church teaching on Covid vaccines

Aug 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Pentagon is reportedly set to require that all troops receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a memo that was... Read more

40 Days for Life in Mexico says its volunteers are free to get vaccinated against Covid or not

Aug 7, 2021

By David Ramos

40 Days for Life In Mexico said Wednesday that "regarding the issue of vaccines, each of the volunteers and people... Read more

St. Augustine diocese reverses mask mandate at Catholic schools

Aug 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Masks will now be optional at Catholic schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine this upcoming school year, as the... Read more

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Bioethicist: There must be conscience exemptions to vaccine mandates

Aug 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As workplaces have begun to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, some Catholic institutions insist that conscience exemptions are necessary. In... Read more

Archbishop Dermot Farrell prays in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

Dublin archbishop: Government advice to delay First Communions, confirmations seems ‘discriminatory’

Aug 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Dermot Farrell expressed ‘profound regret’ at the lack of government engagement over the guidelines. Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.

Burmese bishops launch interreligious prayer effort amid Covid surge

Aug 3, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

The Catholic bishops of Burma on Monday launched a national prayer campaign as coronavirus cases in the country continue to... Read more

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish Church in Maricaban, Pasay City, in the Philippines.

Manila’s Catholic dioceses cancel public Masses amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Aug 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The dioceses have dispensed Catholics from their Sunday obligation. Read more

Bishop Kevin Doran.

Irish Catholic dioceses to go ahead with First Communions, confirmations after government advises delay

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,’ a bishop said. Read more

Dominican Nuns of the St. Catherine of Siena Monastery in Mexico City

At least 12 priests in Mexico have died from COVID-19 in two months

Jul 27, 2021

By David Ramos

The most recent report from the Catholic Multimedia Center (CCM) shows that at least 12 priests and a Mexican nun... Read more