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Jan 15, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- The Diocese of Lansing launched Friday a policy on “gender identity” requiring that its schools, parishes, and charities recognize persons by the biological sex with which they were born.
Jan 15, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- In the past week, nine Catholic bishops have died worldwide after testing positive for COVID-19.
Jan 15, 2021 - 01:01 pm .- The 2021 March for Life will take place virtually, organizers announced Friday.
Jan 15, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president of the Institute for Religious Works.
Jan 15, 2021 - 12:40 pm .- The United States ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, met with Pope Francis Friday as she prepares to leave Rome in tandem with the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Jan 15, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan assassinated by an Islamic terrorist group 10 years ago.
Jan 15, 2021 - 05:35 am .- Ten years ago today, Mgr Keith Newton was preparing to be ordained a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales. It would be an ordination like no other. 
Jan 14, 2021 - 09:22 pm .- A convent of Conceptionist Sisters in the Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, and the local bishop is asking for prayers for the sisters and the elderly they serve.
Jan 14, 2021 - 08:42 pm .- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 14, 2021 - 07:20 pm .- A Vatican diplomat highlighted Thursday the “ever-growing intolerance and discrimination against Christians, Jews, Muslims and members of other religions.”
Jan 14, 2021 - 06:29 pm .- The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Jan 14, 2021 - 05:47 pm .- Canada’s highest court has ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador will be responsible for Mount Cashel Orphanage child abuse lawsuits against the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York responded Thursday to questions about its victims’ compensation program.
Jan 14, 2021 - 03:33 pm .- A new congressional report calls for U.S. diplomatic engagement with the Vatican to “reevaluate” its 2018 agreement with China on the ordination of bishops.
Jan 14, 2021 - 02:19 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines is set to stand trial on sedition charges, stemming from his public objections to President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policies. 
Jan 14, 2021 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear headed” women will help “sentimental males” do the right thing concerning Church finances.
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:31 pm .- Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Catholic Church is resuming public Sunday Masses in Iceland after the government raised the number of people permitted to attend Mass from 10 to 20.
Jan 14, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Vatican Museums are expected to reopen in February if coronavirus restrictions permit it, according to the museums’ director.
Jan 14, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Bishops in France are asking Catholics to pray and fast for the next four Fridays for a respect for human life from its conception in response to new legislation.

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