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U.S. bishops: COVID relief should protect the vulnerable, including the unborn

Feb 3, 2021

U.S. bishops are asking that the next COVID relief bill include “life-affirming policies” and reject abortion funding.  Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York attends the No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan quarantining after contact with COVID-positive individual

Jan 29, 2021

The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan is quarantining after “close contact” with someone who tested... Read more

A screenshot of Cardinal Peter Turkson addressing a virtual summit organized by the World Economic Forum Jan. 28, 2021.

Cardinal Turkson to Davos forum: Human dignity must not be compromised

Jan 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Peter Turkson told a virtual summit organized by the World Economic Forum on Thursday that the human person must be at... Read more

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New York AG: COVID-19 nursing home deaths significantly underreported

Jan 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

New York’s health department may have under-reported COVID-19 nursing home deaths by 50%, an investigation by the state’s attorney general... Read more

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Survey: Americans more likely to say that pandemic strengthened their faith

Jan 27, 2021

Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according... Read more

Cardinal says Italy is seeing a surge of ‘new poor’ amid the pandemic

Jan 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian cardinal said Tuesday the country is seeing a surge of “new poor” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and... Read more

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COVID-19 outbreak at Portuguese nursing home run by religious sisters

Jan 14, 2021

A convent of Conceptionist Sisters in the Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, and the local... Read more

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Monze, Zambia. Public domain.

Zambian bishop, 53, dies of COVID-19 complications

Jan 14, 2021

Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.  Read more

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Dominican priest, microbiologist affirms moral liceity of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Dominican priest and biology professor has on social media encouraged people to receive a coronavirus vaccine, emphasizing his trust... Read more

Bishop Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval of Santa Marta. Credit: Bishops' Conference of Colombia.

Colombian bishop, 74, dies from COVID-19 complications

Jan 12, 2021

The Colombian diocese of Santa Marta announced on Tuesday that Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval, 74, died January 11 of... Read more

Archbishop of Tijuana recovers from COVID-19

Jan 7, 2021

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana, on the border of Mexico and the United States, reported January 6 that he... Read more

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As LA County limits emergency care amid COVID surge, ethicists weigh in

Jan 6, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Los Angeles County has announced it is limiting non-COVID emergency care, due to hospitals having reached a “point of crisis”... Read more

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Bishop Caggiano tests positive for COVID, skips priestly ordination

Jan 2, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has announced that Bishop Frank Caggiano is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 last... Read more

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Vatican City set to launch COVID-19 vaccinations this month

Jan 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Coronavirus vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Vatican City next week, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.  Read more

Man who killed Catholic roommate for praying at hospital to be arraigned on murder, hate crime

Dec 29, 2020

Jesse Martinez, a COVID-19 patient who beat a fellow patient to death with an oxygen tank at Antelope Valley Hospital... Read more

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Federal appeals court blocks Governor Cuomo's restrictions on size of religious gatherings

Dec 28, 2020

Handing an important religious freedom victory to houses of worship in New York, the Second Circuit court ordered that the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: COVID-19 vaccine morally licit, but not obligatory for Catholics

Dec 22, 2020

By CNA Staff

Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop... Read more

The then Archbishop Luis Ladaria at the Vatican Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican says COVID-19 vaccines ‘morally acceptable’ when no alternatives are available

Dec 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith stated Monday that it is “morally acceptable” to receive COVID-19 vaccines produced... Read more

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As Christmas nears, Catholic priest sees ‘signs of hope’ at COVID hospital in Rome

Dec 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Catholic chaplain at a COVID hospital in Rome said he has seen many reasons for hope this Advent, especially... Read more

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Vatican diplomat: COVID-19 vaccines must be accessible to all

Dec 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican diplomat has called for a coordinated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines which ensures that the poor are not left... Read more