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May 27, 2020 - 04:29 pm .- A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim the truth of God’s plan for sexuality and marriage.
May 27, 2020 - 09:19 am .- Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, due to a recurrence of leukemia, the diocese has announced. The bishop is 71 years old, four years younger than standard retirement age for bishops.
May 27, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his general audience address Wednesday.
May 27, 2020 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
May 27, 2020 - 03:12 am .- After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priests cautioned that Catholics should take care to treat sacred objects and rites with a proper sense of reverence.
May 27, 2020 - 12:09 am .- The current drop in the number of people in the United States identifying with a religion may not be permanent, but it is in some ways unprecedented, according to a new research study aiming to quantify the drop in religiosity the United States has experienced over the past several decades.
May 26, 2020 - 03:52 pm .- As Congress considers additional COVID relief efforts in the coming weeks, it should focus especially on the needs of the poor and vulnerable, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
May 26, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in the 1980s for bringing Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan died this month at the age of 98.
May 26, 2020 - 11:02 am .- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the Catholic Church was written in response to a request for study of the subject from the liturgical committee of the Austrian bishops’ conference, according to the book’s principal author.
May 26, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday the world needs a response to the coronavirus pandemic based on the protection of human dignity and human rights
May 26, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were imposed in March.
May 26, 2020 - 08:45 am .- In a letter to an Italian journalist Monday, Pope Francis said we should pray for mothers to have courage as they face the challenges of the post-coronavirus world.
May 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office said Tuesday.
May 25, 2020 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming.
May 25, 2020 - 05:48 am .- Pope Francis Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its publication.
May 24, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- One expert says that to return to Mass, following CDC reccomendations is critical.
May 24, 2020 - 05:45 am .- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked all people to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the most populated country in the world.
May 23, 2020 - 01:46 pm .- The governor of Minnesota has issued an order allowing for the resumption of limited public worship gatherings, days after the bishops of the state said they would allow public Masses to resume in defiance of previous guidelines.
May 22, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- While President Trump's call to reopen churches has become a source of national controversy, a group of Catholic doctors has offered a plan that could expedite that process.
May 22, 2020 - 12:57 pm .- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.”

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