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 2022-12-09 11:18 

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Pope Francis meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege ahead of Congo trip...

Denis Mukwege and Pope Francis at the general audience, May 22, 2019. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Dec 9, 2022 / 04:18 am (CNA). Pope Francis met Friday with Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege, a Congolese physician known for his work treating victi...

 2022-12-08 22:45 

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Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say...

Mark Houck with his children / Credit: Thomas More Society Boston, Mass., Dec 8, 2022 / 15:45 pm (CNA). Attorneys for Mark Houck, the pro-life father of seven arrested by the FBI in the early morning hours outside his Pennsylvania home in September, have ...

 2022-12-08 21:45 

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Baltimore abuse survivors file request to make abuse report public...

chodyra Mike 1/Shutterstock St. Louis, Mo., Dec 8, 2022 / 14:45 pm (CNA). A group of clerical sexual abuse survivors has filed a request with the Baltimore Circuit Court in an attempt to make public a recently sealed attorney general's report that cla...

 2022-12-08 20:45 

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Explore the Immaculate Conception through art in video series on faith and beauty...

A detail from Francisco de Zurbaran's painting "The Immaculate Conception" (16281630) / Benedictine College YouTube channel Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 13:45 pm (CNA). Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, is kicking off a new ...

 2022-12-08 19:00 

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Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik...

Father Hans Zollner / Rebecski CC 4.0 Rome Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Father Hans Zollner, a Jesuit priest and an expert in the fight against abuse, said the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith "must respond" to ques...

 2022-12-08 17:45 

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Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children...

null / Credit: P. Cristian Gutirrez, LC / Cathopic CNA Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 10:45 am (CNA). The Spanish Bishops' Conference recently lamented that there are families that identify as Christian but put obstacles in the way of the possible religious ...

 2022-12-08 16:45 

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House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden's desk...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022. / Credit: PBS NewsHour screenshot via YouTube Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 09:45 am (CNA). The U.S. House of ...

 2022-12-08 15:42 

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Pope Francis calls on Catholics to entrust themselves to Our Lady, prays for peace in Ukraine...

Pope Francis visits the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome's Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2022. / Credit: Daniel Ibez / CNA CNA Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 08:42 am (CNA). On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to...

 2022-12-08 14:40 

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Like a row of dominoes: an analysis of the latest Vatican appointments...

Pope Francis at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Dec. 7, 2022. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Dec 8, 2022 / 07:40 am (CNA). As with a row of dominoes — where the fall of the first triggers a chain of consequences — the latest appointmen...

 2022-12-08 05:30 

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Former Jesuit Provincial on the Rupnik case: It is a "tsunami" of lack of transparency...

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome. / Screenshot from Diocesi di Roma YouTube channel. Denver Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 22:30 pm (CNA). In an unusual Twitter thread, Father Gianfranco Matarazzo...

 2022-12-08 04:25 

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Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?...

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ. / Screenshot Vatican News Denver Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 21:25 pm (CNA). Father Marko Ivan Rupnik, SJ, a well-known Jesuit priest and artist, has been accused of abuse he allegedly committed in the early 1990s against at least nin...

 2022-12-08 00:00 

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UK Supreme Court rules in favor of banning prayer, protests at abortion clinics...

null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A Northern Ireland law to ban pro-life advocacy near abortion providers, including advocacy of abortion alternatives, is "justifiable"; and compatible with the rights of p...

 2022-12-07 23:30 

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House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday...

null / Kulniz/Shutterstock. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 16:30 pm (CNA). The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) on Thursday, sending it to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. The...

 2022-12-07 23:00 

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U.S. bishops back bill to protect pregnant workers as some warn it's paid abortion leave...

null / DONOT6_STUDIO / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The U.S. Catholic bishops are confirming their support for the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) amid concerns that the proposed legislation could require emp...

 2022-12-07 22:00 

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Reuters exposes massive rape and forced abortion campaigns in Nigeria...

null / Bumble Dee / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA). According to a report published by Reuters today, a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on at least 10,000 women since 2013...

 2022-12-07 21:30 

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Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values...

null / arturasker / Shutterstock Boston, Mass., Dec 7, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA). A Christian pro-family organization in Virginia was told by a local restaurant that the organization would not be allowed to host a gathering there because of its values. The Fa...

 2022-12-07 21:00 

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The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry...

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628. / null CNA Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA). While the dogma of the Immaculate Conception would not be proclaimed until 1854, the Church in Spain has long venerated Our Lady's Imm...

 2022-12-07 19:55 

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Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings...

null / Stephen Kiers/Shutterstock St. Louis, Mo., Dec 7, 2022 / 12:55 pm (CNA). A Catholic parish in central Michigan is suing the state attorney general over the state Supreme Court's recent redefinition of "sex" discrimination as encompassin...

 2022-12-07 18:00 

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St. Colmcille, the Irish saint who went into exile after copying a book...

Iona Abbey and nunnery, established 563 AD on the site of the monastery founded by St. Colmcille, also known as Columba. / Shutterstock CNA Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA). More than 1,500 years have passed since the birth of St. Colmcille, one of ...

 2022-12-07 15:17 

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PHOTOS: Life is Beautiful actor Roberto Benigni meets the pope...

Pope Francis meeting with Roberto Benigni, Dec. 7, 2022. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 08:17 am (CNA). Pope Francis enthusiastically greeted Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Benigni, best known...

 2022-12-07 15:00 

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Journalists contradict allegations of 'cover up' against John Paul II before he was pope...

St. John Paul II, circa 1992. / L'Osservatore Romano. CNA Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer that St. John Paul II ...

 2022-12-07 14:25 

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Pope's cardinal advisers discuss Church's efforts prevent abuse...

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022. / Vatican Media. Rome Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 07:25 am (CNA). At Pope Francis' meeting with his cardinal advisers this week, Cardinal Sean O'Malley reported on the work of the Pont...

 2022-12-07 14:25 

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Pope's cardinal advisers discuss Church's efforts to prevent abuse...

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022. / Vatican Media. Rome Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 07:25 am (CNA). At Pope Francis' meeting with his cardinal advisers this week, Cardinal Sean O'Malley reported on the work of the Pont...

 2022-12-07 11:03 

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Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up...

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022 / Daniel Ibez / CNA Rome Newsroom, Dec 7, 2022 / 04:03 am (CNA). Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most attached to in life and place th...

 2022-12-06 22:30 

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Baltimore seals documents related to clerical sexual abuse report...

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses / Public domain St. Louis, Mo., Dec 6, 2022 / 15:30 pm (CNA). A judge in Baltimore this week ordered all proceedings, filings, and communications related to the release of a m...

 2022-12-06 22:00 

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Hundreds of fans of soccer legend Pel pray in front of hospital for his recovery...

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pel / Credit: Shutterstock CNA Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA). More than a hundred Santos Soccer Club fans gathered Sunday in front of the hospital in Brazil where Pel, one of the greatest soccer player...

 2022-12-06 21:30 

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An 'unbearable' saint? Neocatechumenal Way's Hernndez remembered for virtues, vices...

The co-initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, Kiko Argello and Carmen Hernndez. / Credit: Archdiocese of Madrid. CNA Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA). The diocesan phase of the cause for the canonization of Carmen Hernndez, co-founder of the Neocate...

 2022-12-06 20:22 

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Charges dropped against 'Red Rose Rescue' priest who counsels women against abortion...

Father Fidelis Moscinski (far left, in gray robe), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022. ...

 2022-12-06 19:00 

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U.S. Catholic population shows growth, trends southward...

null / Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock. Denver, Colo., Dec 6, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The Catholic population in the United States has grown by about 2 million people in 10 years. With nearly 62 million people, it continues to constitute the largest religious...

 2022-12-06 16:06 

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UK Supreme Court to rule on 'censorship zone' outside abortion facilities...

Livia Tossici-Bolt says she was urged by council officers to "move on" after praying in public near an abortion center in Bournemouth, England. / ADF International CNA Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 09:06 am (CNA). Pro-life and free-speech campaigners in...

 2022-12-06 15:00 

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Pope Francis decrees better control of Vatican funds and foundations...

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022 / Daniel Ibez / CNA CNA Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis issued a decree on Tuesday aimed at improving the financial accountability o...

 2022-12-06 13:00 

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5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas...

St. Nicholas, by Jaroslav ermk (1831-1878). / Galerie Art Praha via Wikimedia (Public Domain). Rome Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA). St. Nicholas, whose feast day is celebrated on Dec. 6, is well known as possibly the real-life inspiration for the ...

 2022-12-06 10:24 

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Vatican holds thermal shirt drive for Ukraine...

Winter in Kyiv, Ukraine (2018) / Viktor Bystrov / Unsplah (CC0) Rome Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 03:24 am (CNA). The Vatican's charity office is holding a drive to collect thermal shirts for people in Ukraine as they face an energy emergency amid the war....

 2022-12-06 00:00 

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Republicans seek to end military's COVID vaccine mandate by holding up defense bill...

null / U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa|Flickr|CC BY 2.0 Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 5, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). Republicans in Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have vowed to hold up the vote on the National Defense...

 2022-12-05 23:30 

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Supreme Court hears free speech case of artist who objects to same-sex weddings...

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. / Credit: Alliance Defending Freedom Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 5, 2022 / 16:30 pm (CNA). The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Monday appeared to...

 2022-12-05 22:30 

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Only pro-life judge on Inter-American Court of Human Rights dies...

Chilean judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, the only pro-life judge serving at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), died Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 78. / Credit: Flickr de la OEA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) CNA Newsroom, Dec 5, 2022 / 15:30 pm (CNA). Chilean ju...

 2022-12-05 22:00 

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Human rights commission 'outraged' as State Department excludes Nigeria from watchlist...

State officials walk past injured victims on hospital beds being treated for wounds following an attack by gunmen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, southwest Nigeria, on June 5, 2022. / AFP via Getty Images St. Louis, Mo., Dec 5, 2022 / 15:00 ...

 2022-12-05 21:30 

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Canadian veteran offered assisted suicide after asking for wheelchair help...

Christine Gauthier spoke before she competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Para canoe. / YouTube Screenshot 2016 video Boston, Mass., Dec 5, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA). A former Paralympian who served in the Canadian military contacted Veterans Affairs Canad...

 2022-12-05 20:30 

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Who' behind those 'He Gets Us' ads about Jesus?...

A He Gets Us ad in Washington, D.C. / Credit: He Gets Us Denver, Colo., Dec 5, 2022 / 13:30 pm (CNA). Television, internet, and billboard ads encouraging people to take a deeper look at Jesus have been running across the U.S. since March, thanks to the no...

 2022-12-05 19:25 

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European Parliament displays Nativity scene for first time in its history...

Installation of the first Nativity scene in the European Parliament / Credit: European People's Party CNA Newsroom, Dec 5, 2022 / 12:25 pm (CNA). Christmas this year marks the first time in its history that the European Parliament has allowed a Nativi...

 2022-12-05 12:45 

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Jesuit artist Fr. Rupnik's ministry restricted following reports of abuse allegations...

The Church of the Gesu, the mother church of the Society of Jesus, Rome. / liberowolf/Shutterstock Rome Newsroom, Dec 5, 2022 / 05:45 am (CNA). A prominent Jesuit priest and artist had his ministry restricted, reportedly after an investigation by his reli...

 2022-12-04 20:23 

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Catholic student center in Nebraska receives shooting threat, signed 'Jane's Revenge'...

Breaking News / CNA Boston, Mass., Dec 4, 2022 / 13:23 pm (CNA). A Catholic campus ministry center at the University of Nebraska received a death threat Saturday morning in a note signed, "Jane's Revenge," a calling card used by pro-abortion a...

 2022-12-04 15:00 

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The mighty Mississippi was once named 'River of the Immaculate Conception.' Here's why...

A bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Louis / Checubus / Shutterstock St. Louis, Mo., Dec 4, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). "Immaculate" is not a word most people would use to describe the Mississippi River's famously muddy waters. But Father J...

 2022-12-04 14:00 

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The hidden message in ancient 'O Antiphons' of Advent...

null / Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 4, 2022 / 07:00 am (CNA). An emeritus Texas bishop is highlighting an Advent message hidden in the O Antiphons — prayers that are recited or chanted in an ancient tradition leadin...

 2022-12-04 13:15 

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Pope Francis: It's never too late to begin again...

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. Vatican City, Dec 4, 2022 / 06:15 am (CNA). St. John the Baptist reminds us that Advent is a privileged time to turn back toward God — something it is never too late t...

 2022-12-03 20:10 

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PHOTOS: Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2022...

The Vatican's Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, Dec 3, 2022 / 13:10 pm (CNA). It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Vatican. A large hand-carved wooden nativity scene was unveiled in S...

 2022-12-03 19:00 

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Pope Francis blesses nativity scene made by craftsmen in Guatemala...

Pope Francis spent time in silent prayer in front of a nativity scene handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala on Dec. 3, 2022. / Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Guatemala to the Holy See Vatican City, Dec 3, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis blessed...

 2022-12-03 14:30 

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Pope Francis: The Church has a duty to welcome people with disabilities...

Pope Francis celebrates the International Day of Disabled Persons at the Vatican on Dec. 3, 2022. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Dec 3, 2022 / 07:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis celebrated the International Day of Disabled Persons on Saturday at the Vatican with...

 2022-12-03 11:00 

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The unlikely hero of India: St. Francis Xavier...

A 17th-century Japanese depiction of St. Francis Xavier, from the Kobe City Museum collection. / Public Domain. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 3, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA). How far would you go to serve God? Would you be willing to travel to the ends of the e...

 2022-12-03 00:15 

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More clergy accused of child sexual abuse in California as important deadline nears...

null / Shutterstock Boston, Mass., Dec 2, 2022 / 17:15 pm (CNA). As California's three-year window to file child sex abuse lawsuits past the statute of limitations nears its conclusion, 66 Catholic clergy and religious have been named in 116 lawsuits ...

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