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 2020-09-22 11:00 

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'Grant me an undivided heart': first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett...

CNA Staff, Sep 22, 2020 / 05:00 am ( CNA ).- On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett. Two years after her death, her order released a film abou...

 2020-09-22 10:00 

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Kroger employees allege religious discrimination over 'rainbow' apron...

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 22, 2020 / 04:00 am ( CNA ).- The federal government is suing the Kroger Company for discrimination after two employees at an Arkansas store were fired for not wearing a symbol they say represents the LGBT cause. The Equal E...

 2020-09-22 09:45 

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Vatican reaffirms euthanasia is 'intrinsically evil act,' calls Catholics to accompany the dying...

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2020 / 03:45 am ( CNA ).- In a new document released Tuesday, the Vatican's doctrinal office reaffirmed the Church's perennial teaching on the sinfulness of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and recalled the obligation of Cath...

 2020-09-22 09:01 

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The Lamp: Why these Catholics are creating a print magazine in a digital age...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 22, 2020 / 03:01 am ( CNA ).- When Thomas Earnest Bradley wrote and edited The Lamp, a 19th century British Catholic periodical, he did so largely from his cell in debtors' prison, "that horrible institution that existed in th...

 2020-09-22 06:00 

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Black Catholic leader calls for 'a new era of authentic love and justice'...

CNA Staff, Sep 22, 2020 / 12:00 am ( CNA ).- A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead an important movement against racism in the U.S., because, he said, it asserts a relat...

 2020-09-22 00:00 

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Survey finds correlation between Catholic Mass attendance, political views...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 06:00 pm ( CNA ).- A recent survey has found a correlation between the religious practices of Catholic likely voters, their party affiliation, and the political issues they say are important, with Catholics who attend Mass regula...

 2020-09-21 23:15 

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Recalling the unlikely Ginsburg-Scalia friendship...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 05:15 pm ( CNA ).- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, is remembered as a hero of the political left— a self-described feminist who made a name for herself by advocating for women&...

 2020-09-21 22:09 

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Knights of Columbus donates to vandalized Brooklyn parish...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 04:09 pm ( CNA ).- The Knights of Columbus has contributed thousands of dollars to a Brooklyn parish following an act of vandalism earlier this month. The Knights of Columbus announced Sept. 21 a $10,000 donation to Our Lady of S...

 2020-09-21 22:08 

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Will Catholics return to Mass after the pandemic? Many want to go more often...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 04:08 pm ( CNA ).- The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the way many Catholics think about their faith, a new study has found, and just over half of Catholic likely voters say that once restrictions are lifted, they plan to atte...

 2020-09-21 21:05 

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Catholic judge Barbara Lagoa on the shortlist of Supreme Court nominees...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 03:05 pm ( CNA ).- President Donald Trump's shortlist of potential nominees to the Supreme Court includes Judge Barbara Lagoa, a Catholic who has spoken about how her faith has shaped her legal career. Lagoa, 52, was born in ...

 2020-09-21 20:00 

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Vatican's doctrinal office critiques German theologians' intercommunion call...

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2020 / 02:00 pm ( CNA ).- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has criticized an appeal by German theologians for intercommunion between Catholics and Protestants. In a letter to Bishop Georg Btzing, pre...

 2020-09-21 19:30 

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Cardinal Zen: Church is losing 'credibility' to evangelize China...

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 01:30 pm ( CNA ).- The former Bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has warned that the Church's efforts to negotiate an extension to the 2018 provisional agreement with China are harming the evang...

 2020-09-21 19:00 

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Supreme Court: Full docket of religious liberty cases during nomination fight...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 01:00 pm ( CNA ).- As the Trump Administration looks to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, the coming judicial session features a slate packed with religious freedom cases. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gi...

 2020-09-21 18:00 

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Judge killed by mafia 30 years ago is a candidate for sainthood...

Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 12:00 pm ( CNA ).- Thirty years ago Judge Rosario Livatino was brutally killed by the mafia on his commute to work at a courthouse in Sicily. Today he is recognized in the Catholic Church as a Servant of God and a candidate f...

 2020-09-21 16:23 

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Proclaim 'universality of salvation', Archbishop Gomez says at immigrant Mass...

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 10:23 am ( CNA ).- The US needs to hear the proclamation of the unity of nations and the universality of salvation, Archbishop Jos Gomez of Los Angeles preached Sunday during a Mass recognizing immigrants. "In this moment, I ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee by Saturday...

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 10:00 am ( CNA ).- President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he expects to name his nominee for the Supreme Court by the end of the week. The nomination, Trump's third to the highest court, follows the d...

 2020-09-21 12:00 

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Everyone is beautiful in God's eyes, Pope Francis tells children with autism spectrum disorder...

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2020 / 06:00 am ( CNA ).- Pope Francis told children with autism spectrum disorder Monday that everyone is beautiful in God's eyes. The pope welcomed the children from the Ambulatorium Sonnenschein in St. Plten, Austria, to the V...

 2020-09-21 11:00 

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Vatican calls for 'peaceful and just resolution' of Belarus crisis...

Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 05:00 am ( CNA ).- After President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he was putting troops on high alert and closing Belarus' borders, a Vatican diplomat called Friday for dialogue and respect for the human rights of Be...

 2020-09-20 22:12 

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Bishop Burbidge: The pandemic is our 'Pentecost moment'...

CNA Staff, Sep 20, 2020 / 04:12 pm ( CNA ).- In a pastoral letter this past week, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia said the coronavirus pandemic has prompted advances in sharing the Gospel message digitally, leading the Church to a "21st...

 2020-09-20 20:00 

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Archbishop Cordileone: San Francisco Mass restrictions 'mocking God'...

CNA Staff, Sep 20, 2020 / 02:00 pm ( CNA ).- Catholics in San Francisco marched in Eucharistic processions across the city on Sunday to protest the city's continued restrictions on public worship. "For months I have pleaded with the City on your b...

 2020-09-20 12:35 

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Everything is unmerited grace, Pope Francis says...

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am ( CNA ).- God's grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly Angelus address. God's "action is more than just, in the sense that it goes beyon...

 2020-09-19 22:56 

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Report: Chinese government imprisoning more priests, bishops...

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 04:56 pm ( CNA ).- The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi. According to UCA News, pri...

 2020-09-19 21:00 

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Judge Amy Barrett's charismatic Catholicism- Who are the People of Praise?...

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2020 / 03:00 pm ( CNA ).- After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports have circulated that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a leading candidate for the coun...

 2020-09-19 20:25 

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'Dogma lives loudly in you' - Amy Coney Barrett's 2017 confirmation hearing...

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2020 / 02:25 pm ( CNA ).- Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, is on President Donald Trump's shortlist for a Supreme Court nominee , as the president makes plans to replace on the court Justice Ruth Ba...

 2020-09-19 18:08 

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Abortion a key issue in Supreme Court nomination process...

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 12:08 pm ( CNA ).- As speculation mounts over who President Donald Trump will nominate as the next Supreme Court Justice, pro-life and pro-abortion voices are making it clear that the nominee's stance on abortion will be a ke...

 2020-09-19 16:00 

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Catholic Amy Coney Barrett front-runner as Trump signals Supreme Court nomination plans...

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 10:00 am ( CNA ).- President Donald Trump on Saturday signaled he would soon nominate a potential replacement to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening at 87. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Cathol...

 2020-09-19 11:59 

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St. Januarius' blood liquifies in Naples...

Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2020 / 05:59 am ( CNA ).- The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th century. The blood was declared to have turned from solid to liquid at 10:02 am i...

 2020-09-19 10:00 

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Pope Francis makes surprise donation to struggling poultry workers...

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 04:00 am ( CNA ).- Pope Francis has made a surprise donation to struggling poultry workers in Italy. The regional newspaper Il Quotidiano del Molise reported Sept. 18 that the pope donated 10,000 euros (almost $12,000) after he h...

 2020-09-19 01:22 

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McConnell: Trump Supreme Court nominee 'will receive a vote'...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 07:22 pm ( CNA ).- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday night that after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Trump Supreme Court nominee will be voted on for confirmation by the United States S...

 2020-09-19 00:55 

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Catholics respond after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 06:55 pm ( CNA ).- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the court for more than 27 years, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18. She was 87. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in...

 2020-09-19 00:01 

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Mike Pompeo: Holy See's moral witness needed in China...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 06:01 pm ( CNA ).- Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the "moral witness&...

 2020-09-18 23:58 

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Pelosi 'misspoke' on San Francisco Mass attendance, spokesman claims...

Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2020 / 05:58 pm ( CNA ).- Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office told CNA Friday evening that she "misspoke" when she described "recently" attending Mass in a San Francisco church, despite the city's months-long ban...

 2020-09-18 23:07 

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Franciscan University honors NET Ministries for 'strong Christian character'...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 05:07 pm ( CNA ).- The Franciscan University of Steubenville this week bestowed its highest non-academic award to NET Ministries, a national evangelization program for young people, headquartered in Minnesota. Mark Berchem, found...

 2020-09-18 22:00 

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Cardinal says Syria has been hit with a 'poverty bomb'...

Rome Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 04:00 pm ( CNA ).- After nearly 10 years of war, the Syrian people have now been hit with a "poverty bomb" amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican diplomat said this week. Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to S...

 2020-09-18 21:43 

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What does the Catholic Church teach about voting? A CNA Explainer...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 03:43 pm ( CNA ).- There is not a monolithic Catholic vote in the U.S., but Catholic voters do make a big difference in local, statewide, and national elections. And voting, the Church says, is part of participation in publ...

 2020-09-18 21:30 

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Biden campaign downplays abortion, 'preeminent priority' of US Catholic bishops...

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 03:30 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic supporters of Joe Biden sought to deflect the Democratic candidate's support for abortion on Thursday by pointing to other issues, despite the U.S. bishops calling it the "preem...

 2020-09-18 21:01 

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Investigation of 'suspicious fire' at Australian cathedral underway...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 03:01 pm ( CNA ).- A fire that burned some of the sacristy and part of the roof of St. Carthage's Cathedral in Lismore, Australia is being investigated as a possible crime, authorities have said. According to The Catholic Wee...

 2020-09-18 20:01 

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Dioceses in southern US shut down as Hurricane Sally brings floods...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 02:01 pm ( CNA ).- Dioceses in Florida and Alabama have shut down offices and schools as a large storm has flooded numerous houses and left over half a million people without power. Hurricane Sally made landfall Sept. 16 near Gul...

 2020-09-18 19:00 

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Online course for Catholic politicians to study Thomas More, John Paul II, Dag Hammarskjld...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 01:00 pm ( CNA ).- What do St. Thomas More, St. John Paul II, and Dag Hammarskjld have in common? According to a new course by the International Catholic Legislators Network , they all modeled the beatitudes in their roles as pol...

 2020-09-18 18:10 

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Pelosi says she attended Mass in San Francisco church, despite city health order...

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 12:10 pm ( CNA ).- After San Francisco's archbishop called on the city to reopen churches for indoor Masses, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he should listen to the "science," but admitted she had rece...

 2020-09-18 17:30 

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Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 11:30 am ( CNA ).- After controversy surrounding the film "Cuties," Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported. The film's release on the streaming...

 2020-09-18 17:20 

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Fort Worth Bishop Olson apologizes for 'horrible effects' of invalid baptisms...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 11:20 am ( CNA ).- An Oklahoma City priest who discovered he was invalidly baptized as a child received that invalid sacrament from a deacon in a Texas parish, the bishop of Fort Worth said this week, while encouraging othe...

 2020-09-18 16:25 

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USCCB officials on the ballot for conference leadership role...

Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2020 / 10:25 am ( CNA ).- Two officials of the U.S. bishops' conference will be candidates to replace Msgr. Brian Bransfield, the outgoing general secretary of the conference. Monsignor Jeff Burrill and Fr. Michael Fuller will...

 2020-09-18 14:45 

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Two Vatican officials sign agreement to cooperate on fighting corruption...

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2020 / 08:45 am ( CNA ).- The Vatican's prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on the fight against corruption. According to a message from the Holy See press of...

 2020-09-18 13:30 

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German Catholic bishop dismisses cardinal's fear that 'Synodal Way' could lead to split...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 07:30 am ( CNA ).- The president of the German bishops' conference dismissed Friday suggestions that the controversial "Synodal Way" could lead to a split in the Church. Bishop Georg Btzing made the comment Sept. 18 a...

 2020-09-18 12:30 

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Bevard of US Virgin Islands...

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2020 / 06:30 am ( CNA ).- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was hospitalized and airlifted to the U.S. mainland for medical treatment. "Regrettably, I have e...

 2020-09-18 09:30 

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Polish bishops intervene in debate over European treaty on violence against women...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 03:30 am ( CNA ).- Poland's bishops have intervened in a debate over whether their country should withdraw from a European treaty on preventing violence against women. In a statement issued Sept. 17, the bishops reiterated th...

 2020-09-18 07:00 

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Young Catholic who greeted Benedict XVI in Britain becomes a priest...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 01:00 am ( CNA ).- Paschal Uche woke up early on the morning of Sept. 18, 2010, a day that would change his life. He needed to set off in good time in order to pass through security at the event he was attending in central London...

 2020-09-18 06:00 

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Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society...

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 12:00 am ( CNA ).- The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain's euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a "major and historic defeat for all of Spain, for Spanish society." "It is a d...

 2020-09-18 01:25 

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Italian bishops' conference newspaper defends Netflix's 'Cuties'...

CNA Staff, Sep 17, 2020 / 07:25 pm ( CNA ).- According to L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, those who have criticized the controversial French movie "Cuties," released by Netflix last week "have not...

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