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Irish High Cross at the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Credit: Marie-Lise Van Wassenhove via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

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Bishops across US issue split messages on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Mar 4, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops across the United States have weighed in with varied guidance for their flocks amid renewed debate over the morality... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more

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USCCB: Moderna's and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines ethically preferable to Johnson & Johnson's

Mar 3, 2021

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday reiterated the Vatican’s teaching on COVID-19 vaccines produced with the help... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

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House passes COVID relief, pro-life groups warn it funds abortion

Feb 27, 2021

The House passed a massive COVID relief bill on Friday without protections against abortion funding. Read more

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

Feb 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government... Read more

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USCCB opposes lack of pro-life protections in COVID relief bill

Feb 26, 2021

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is opposing the COVID relief package currently under consideration in the House, over... Read more

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In confidential interviews, Catholic bishops talk COVID, Joe Biden, Pope Francis

Feb 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A series of one-on-one interviews with more than two dozen bishops has revealed significant concern among the Church leaders over... Read more

Filipino Catholics grateful for easing of Mass restrictions as Lent begins

Feb 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, applauded the government’s decision to ease restrictions on religious services, which... Read more

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Bishops ‘distressed’ by DNR orders for intellectually disabled COVID-19 patients

Feb 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

A statement Tuesday from the bishops of England and Wales said they are “distressed” by recent reports that COVID-19 patients... Read more

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San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Feb 12, 2021

Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing... Read more

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Pro-life groups warn against abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 11, 2021

Pro-life groups are warning against increased funding of abortions in Congress’ proposed COVID relief legislation.  Read more

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Open for learning: How Boston Catholic schools kept their students safe

Feb 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic, the... Read more

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French Catholic nun to turn 117 after surviving COVID-19

Feb 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sister Andre Randon, a religious sister in France, will turn 117 years old this week, after surviving COVID-19 last month,... Read more

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Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

Feb 6, 2021

California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night,... Read more

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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