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Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile

Mobile archbishop tests positive for COVID-19, reminds public to get vaccinated

Oct 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine, the Archdiocese of Mobile announced on... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco

Cardinal Bagnasco hospitalized with COVID-19 after International Eucharistic Congress

Oct 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal, 78, had been fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine last May. Read more

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican clarifies COVID-19 vaccine pass rules for employees

Sep 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination. Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins

Archdiocese of Toronto requires regular testing for unvaccinated clergy, employees

Sep 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Clergy in the Archdiocese of Toronto who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination must show proof of a recent negative... 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 provides update on his recovery from COVID-19

Sep 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke updated his followers on his recovery from COVID-19 and thanked them for their prayers in a... Read more

People use hand sanitizer before entering St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

Sep 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The change will go into effect Oct. 1. Read more

Pilgrims from Malaysia.

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

Sep 17, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

Sep 17, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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

Sep 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 7, 2021

By ACI Digital

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, Illinois bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics

Sep 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 31, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 28, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

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

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Aug 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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 

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