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 2021-09-14 14:10 

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Unvaccinated clergy in Lexington, Kentucky barred from ministering to the sick and homebound elderly...

null / Halfpoint/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 08:10 am (CNA). Priests of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 may not minister to the sick, elderly, and homebound, Bishop John Stowe has...

 2021-09-14 13:00 

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Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop for Belarus capital...

Archbishop-elect Iosif Staneuski of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus. / Catholic.by. Minsk, Belarus, Sep 14, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new Catholic archbishop for the capital city of Belarus. The Vatican announced on Sept. 14 that the p...

 2021-09-14 12:00 

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Christianity without the Cross is 'sterile,' says Pope Francis at Byzantine Divine Liturgy...

Pope Francis presides at the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Preov, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media. Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Pope Francis celebrated the B...

 2021-09-14 11:00 

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PODCAST: An Afghan Christian's plea: "You are my last hope"...

Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war. / Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images) Denver Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 ...

 2021-09-14 00:00 

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It's time to start telling the truth about St. Junpero Serra...

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park. / scupperssf/wikimedia. BY CC 2.0. Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 13, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Misinformation and deliberate disinformation continue to surround the memory of St. Junpero Serra, the Apostle of Cali...

 2021-09-13 23:19 

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Archbishop calls on Peruvian president to rid his administration of ties to Shining Path...

Pedro Castillo, who was inaugurated as president of Peru July 28, 2021. / Credit: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia. Piura, Peru, Sep 13, 2021 / 17:19 pm (CNA). Archbishop Jos Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called Sunday on the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo,...

 2021-09-13 22:01 

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Bishops report 95 attacks on Catholic churches in US since May 2020...

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca. / null Denver Newsroom, Sep 13, 2021 / 16:01 pm (CNA). There have been at least 95 reported incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches across the United States since May 2020, accor...

 2021-09-13 21:01 

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'A willingness to start with 'yes'': How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome...

Pastor of St. Augustine's, Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. (right) and admissions director Paula O'Dea (left) hand Abby Aguedelo her diploma on graduation day. / Wendy Agudelo Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). Tears flowed down the faces of Ab...

 2021-09-13 20:03 

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury opposes proposed UK assisted suicide law...

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (left) at the 2012 London Paralympic Games / rowanwilliams.archbishopofcanterbury.org Denver Newsroom, Sep 13, 2021 / 14:03 pm (CNA). A prominent Anglican archbishop has added his voice to those of several Ca...

 2021-09-13 19:19 

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Filipino bishops condemn country's 'murderous and corrupt public order'...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte. / Ace Morandante, Wikipedia Public Domain. Dagupan, Philippines, Sep 13, 2021 / 13:19 pm (CNA). Three archbishops in the Philippines condemned Sunday what they described as "a murderous and corrupt public order" in th...

 2021-09-13 18:04 

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Archbishops criticize 'outrageous' claims against St Junipero Serra...

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (left) and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles (right) / Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2021 / 12:04 pm (CNA). A California bill to replace a statue of St. Junipero Serra at the state capito...

 2021-09-13 17:29 

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Catholic bishops in Thailand prepare for synod on synodality...

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri says Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary, in Sriracha, Thailand, June 13, 2015. / Antonio Anup Gonsalves/CNA. Bangkok, Thailand, Sep 13, 2021 / 11:29 am (CNA). Church leaders in Thailand are preparing for the 2023 synod on synod...

 2021-09-13 16:19 

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Pope Francis to Slovakia's Jewish community: 'Your sufferings are our sufferings'...

Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Jewish community in Rybn Square in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021. / Papal visit pool. Rome Newsroom, Sep 13, 2021 / 10:19 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Monday recalled the great suffering endured by the Jewish co...

 2021-09-13 15:00 

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Pope Francis visits former 'Bronx of Slovakia' transformed by Mother Teresa's nuns...

Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021. / Papal visit pool. Bratislava, Slovakia, Sep 13, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Monday visited a center in Slovakia run by Mother Teresa's nuns. The pope toured...

 2021-09-13 11:40 

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Pope Francis to Slovakian Catholics: We need 'creativity of the Gospel,' not 'a defensive Catholicism'...

Pope Francis addresses bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists in St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021. / Papal trip pool. Bratislava, Slovakia, Sep 13, 2021 / 05:40 am (CNA). Pope Francis told Slovakia's Ca...

 2021-09-13 09:30 

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Pope Francis urges Slovakia to follow the Beatitudes to build a just society...

Pope Francis meets with authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021. / Papal trip pool. Rome Newsroom, Sep 13, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis told political aut...

 2021-09-12 16:00 

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Pope Francis implores Slovakia's Christians to pursue 'freedom' in Christ over comfort...

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 12, 2021. / VAMP Pool Washington D.C., Sep 12, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). After he arrived in Slovakia on Sunday, Pope Francis exhorted the country's C...

 2021-09-12 13:00 

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Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland...

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro presides at the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyski and Mother Elbieta Ra Czacka in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 12, 2021. / Archdiocese of Warsaw/ Polish Bishops' Conference /W. czyski. Warsaw, Poland, Sep 12, 2021 / 07:00 a...

 2021-09-12 11:30 

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Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: 'Let's make time for Adoration'...

Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Sep 12, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis encouraged Catholics at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest to...

 2021-09-12 08:30 

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Pope Francis arrives in Hungary and meets Viktor Orban...

Pope Francis greets Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn in Budapest, Sept. 12, 2021. / Vatican Media/ EWTN. Rome Newsroom, Sep 12, 2021 / 02:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis arrived Sunday morning in Hungary, where he met briefly with Prime Minister Viktor Orbn...

 2021-09-11 20:53 

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Peruvian terrorist leader dies in prison; archbishop urges prayers for his soul...

Abimael Guzmn after his capture in 1992. / ANDINA Denver Newsroom, Sep 11, 2021 / 14:53 pm (CNA). Abimael Guzmn, founder of the Peruvian terrorist group known as Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), died Saturday at a military hospital at age 86, the Peruvian...

 2021-09-11 19:01 

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Pope to interfaith summit: If we want peace on Earth, "we cannot lose sight of Heaven"...

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Aug. 22, 2021 / Vatican Media/CNA Denver Newsroom, Sep 11, 2021 / 13:01 pm (CNA). Pope Francis on Saturday greeted the G20 Interfaith Forum, being held in Bologna, Italy Sept. 12-14, telling particip...

 2021-09-11 18:00 

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Cardinal Erd: Our world today is in burning need of a united Christianity...

Eucharistic Procession at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021. / EWTN Rome Newsroom, Sep 11, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Cardinal Pter Erd said Saturday at the International Eucharistic Congress that the world is in "burnin...

 2021-09-11 16:12 

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How 9/11 led a first responder to the priesthood...

Father Tom Colucci. / Courtesy photo Denver Newsroom, Sep 11, 2021 / 10:12 am (CNA). On a September morning, twenty years ago, Tom Colucci was in his car driving home, weary after working the overnight shift at a firehouse in Lower Manhattan. Then, at 8:4...

 2021-09-11 12:00 

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Pope Francis: A family that remains open to life builds history...

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021 / Vatican Media/CNA Vatican City, Sep 11, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis encouraged families to be united in prayer, open to life, and charitable to the poor in a mess...

 2021-09-10 23:00 

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College soccer player: 'Transgender' sports policies violate women's rights...

null / Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A West Virginia college soccer player says that allowing only biological females to play women's sports is a "women's rights issue." "I believe ...

 2021-09-10 22:00 

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Federal court rules against Tennessee abortion restrictions...

Tennessee state house / Wangkun Jia/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). A federal appeals court ruled against Tennessee's abortion restrictions on Friday, nine days after another pro-life "heartbeat" law went into effe...

 2021-09-10 21:00 

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Mexico City archbishop to Supreme Court: An attack on life is an attack on God...

Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock. / null Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 10, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Following the ruling by Mexico's Supreme Court opening the door to the decriminalization of abortion, the Archbishop of Mexico warned that an attack "...

 2021-09-10 20:00 

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Vatican cardinal reassures Jewish leaders over Pope Francis' comments on Torah...

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 10, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). A cardinal has written to Jewish leaders, assuring them that recent comments b...

 2021-09-10 19:00 

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Don't back false claims about St Junipero Serra, Catholics ask California governor...

A statue of St. Junipero Serra outside the California capitol in Sacramento, which was destroyed by a mob July 4, 2020. / Nathan Hughes Hamilton via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Sacramento, Calif., Sep 10, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Misleading claims about St. Junipero...

 2021-09-10 18:00 

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Pope Francis welcomes giant puppet to Vatican...

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal's visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis welcomed a giant puppet symbolizing unaccompanied...

 2021-09-10 17:00 

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Providence bishop: Catholic congressman's abortion position 'terribly disappointing'...

Congressman James Langevin. / (public domain) Providence, R.I., Sep 10, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). Bishop Tomas Tobin of Providence on Thursday lambasted a local congressman's newspaper editorial which explains his support for federally codifying abortion...

 2021-09-10 16:01 

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'March for the Martyrs' to raise awareness of Christian persecution...

March for the Martyrs, Sept. 5, 2020 / For the Martyrs Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 10:01 am (CNA). The second annual March for the Martyrs, an event to draw attention to global Christian persecution, will be held on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C. It wil...

 2021-09-10 14:04 

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Catholic health ministry head decries 'unjust' federal vaccine mandate...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, Sept. 9, 2021 / WhiteHouse.gov Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 08:04 am (CNA). President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many private employers, drawing critic...

 2021-09-10 12:50 

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At International Eucharistic Congress, cardinal says 'faith in Europe has become a very small flame'...

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Budapest, Hungary, Sep 10, 2021 / 06:50 am (CNA). A cardinal said on Friday that "faith in Europe has bec...

 2021-09-10 10:15 

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Jan Figel: 'It's a pity there is no EU religious freedom envoy anymore'...

Jn Fige, special envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion outside the EU from 2016 to 2019, meets Pope Francis in 2018. / Vatican Media/Jn Fige personal archive. Bratislava, Slovakia, Sep 10, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA). On the eve of Pope Francis' vi...

 2021-09-09 23:13 

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Vatican: Minors living in homes of Heralds of the Gospel must return to their families...

The female branch of the Heralds of the Gospel. / Heralds of the Gospel. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sep 9, 2021 / 17:13 pm (CNA). The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has decreed that minors living at homes of the He...

 2021-09-09 22:40 

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Mexican Supreme Court, in decision of 'infamy,' annuls constitutional protections for unborn...

Credit: Unsplash. / null Mexico City Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 16:40 pm (CNA). The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the highest judicial body in Mexico, ruled September 9 against the protection of life from conception in the Constitution of th...

 2021-09-09 22:38 

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Cardinal Bo: Even military in Myanmar respects the Church...

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar / Mazur, catholicnews.org.uk Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 16:38 pm (CNA). When Cardinal Charles Maung Bo became the first cardinal of Myanmar in 2015, he took his new position seriously. "The pope gave me the...

 2021-09-09 21:02 

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Cardinal Gregory 'embarrassed' at McCarrick abuse charges...

Cardinal Wilton Gregory receives the red hat from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 28, 2020. / Vatican Media/Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2021 / 15:02 pm (CNA). The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday said he was "emb...

 2021-09-09 20:30 

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The Church in Australia will soon hold a plenary council. What is that?...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5, 2018. / Daniel Ibanez Sydney, Australia, Sep 9, 2021 / 14:30 pm (CNA). The Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in Australia is scheduled to take place Oct. 3-10, in Adelaide, follow...

 2021-09-09 19:45 

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Biden administration sues Texas over pro-life law...

Breaking News / CNA Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2021 / 13:45 pm (CNA). The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over its new law prohibiting most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. In a complaint filed in a federal district court in We...

 2021-09-09 19:00 

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Pope Francis to missionaries: 'If you want to be witnesses, you can't cease being adorers'...

Pope Francis greets Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, superior general of the Claretian Missionaries, at the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2021 / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis told Claretian Missionaries on Thursday that their work mus...

 2021-09-09 18:00 

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US Catholic speaker recounts miracle healings at International Eucharistic Congress...

Mary Healy speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). U.S. Catholic speaker Mary Healy led the crowd at the International Eucharistic Congress on Th...

 2021-09-09 17:00 

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English bishop urges Catholics to oppose assisted suicide bill...

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. / Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). London, England, Sep 9, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). An English bishop is urging Catholics to write to members of the House of Lords urging them to oppose...

 2021-09-09 16:30 

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Which corporations have come out against Texas's pro-life law?...

Lyft and Uber stickers on the rear window of a vehicle offering rides in San Francisco Bay Area / Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA). Since Texas' pro-life "heartbeat" law went into effect last week, ...

 2021-09-09 15:00 

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Colombo cardinal says Sri Lankan officials out to mislead pope over probe into 2019 attacks...

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith outside his residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jan. 13, 2015, arrives to greet Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. / Catholic News Agency Manila, Philippines, Sep 9, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). The Archbishop of Colombo...

 2021-09-09 13:17 

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The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal...

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 07:17 am (CNA). Priests have a duty to remind Catholics not to receive the Eucharist in ...

 2021-09-09 13:00 

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Catholic bishop: Slovakia has changed profoundly since last papal visit...

Bishop Jozef Hako, auxiliary bishop of Bratislava, Slovakia. / Peter Zimen. Bratislava, Slovakia, Sep 9, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). When Pope Francis touches down in Slovakia on Sunday, he will find a country greatly changed since a pope last set foot on its ...

 2021-09-09 12:15 

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Supreme Court halts execution of inmate requesting vocal prayer at his death...

U.S. Supreme Court building, east side / Claudette Jerez/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2021 / 06:15 am (CNA). The Supreme Court late Wednesday evening halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor be allowed to lay hands on h...

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