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 2021-09-17 17:01 

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Priest's rumored involvement in IRA bombings revisited in lawsuit against Derry diocese...

Claudy bombing memorial statue created by sculptor Elizabeth McLaughlin / Bjmullan, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Denver Newsroom, Sep 17, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA). After the Northern Ireland government and police agreed to settle a lawsuit with severa...

 2021-09-17 15:30 

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Malaysian Catholic bishops call for unity, 'national recovery' from pandemic...

Pilgrims from Malaysia. / JMJ Oficial Flickr.com/Madrid011 Manila, Philippines, Sep 17, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA). The archbishop of Kota Kinabalu and the bishop of Keningau, both in Malaysia, called on Malaysians "to rise above" the challenges brough...

 2021-09-17 14:29 

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Philippine cardinal, 130 nuns, convent staff test positive for COVID-19...

Cardinal Jose Advincula kneels to pray after entering the Manila Cathedral at the start of his installation as the 33rd archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021. / Jose Torres Jr. / LiCAS News Manila, Philippines, Sep 17, 2021 / 08:29 am (...

 2021-09-17 13:30 

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Pope Francis hopes new ministry of catechist will 'awaken this vocation'...

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 17, 2021 / 07:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Friday that he instituted the new ministry of catechist with the hope t...

 2021-09-17 11:35 

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Polish Catholic leader expresses 'deep pain and sadness' as report on charismatic priest faults Dominicans...

A press conference launching a report by a commision of experts on the activities of Polish Dominican priest Pawe M., Sept. 15, 2021. / Screenshot from the Katolicka Agencja Informacyjna YouTube channel. Warsaw, Poland, Sep 17, 2021 / 05:35 am (CNA). A Po...

 2021-09-17 10:00 

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Pope Francis tells elderly priests: 'Aging is a privilege'...

Pope Francis visits the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome, June 17, 2016. / L'Osservatore Romano. Vatican City, Sep 17, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis told elderly priests from northern Italy that aging is a privilege because t...

 2021-09-16 22:00 

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Weekly COVID-19 testing a 'good' alternative to vaccine mandate, bioethicist says...

null / zstock/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep an alternative to vaccinations in ...

 2021-09-16 21:00 

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NY governor vows to help Texas women have abortions in her state...

Aug. 11, 2021: Then-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses people of New York at the state capitol building in Albany / lev radin/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday said that she wi...

 2021-09-16 19:30 

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Theodore McCarrick faces new sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey...

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021. / Andrew Bukuras/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2021 / 13:30 pm (CNA). Three sex abuse lawsuits, including one naming disgraced f...

 2021-09-16 18:36 

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Catholics the most vaccinated religious group, new study shows...

null / Ball Lunla/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Sep 16, 2021 / 12:36 pm (CNA). Catholics are the most vaccinated religious group in the United States, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. The survey of 10,349 U.S. adults found th...

 2021-09-16 16:15 

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Federal judicial nominee grilled over 1990s religious freedom case...

Hon. Beth Robinson, associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 14, 2021 / Senate Judiciary Committee/live stream Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2021 / 10:15 am (CNA). Multiple senators accused a judi...

 2021-09-16 15:34 

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The Papal Foundation provides $800K in scholarships for studies in Rome...

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City / CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 16, 2021 / 09:34 am (CNA). The Papal Foundation has awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to 96 priests, brothers, sisters, and lay faithful as part of the Saint John ...

 2021-09-16 15:15 

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Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is 'a distortion of conscience'...

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010. / L'Osservatore Romano. Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 09:15 am (CNA). Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is "a distortion of conscience" which has...

 2021-09-16 14:00 

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Pope Francis warns leaders of Catholic movements not to abuse power...

Pope Francis addresses the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements, and new communities in the Vatican Synod Hall, Sept. 16, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis warned representatives of...

 2021-09-16 12:10 

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Court date set for Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse...

Pivi Rsnen, Finland's interior minister from 2011 to 2015. / Courtesy of ADF International. Helsinki, Finland, Sep 16, 2021 / 06:10 am (CNA). A court in Finland has announced the date of a hearing to determine whether a former government minister shou...

 2021-09-16 11:00 

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Will the Swiss Guard allow women soldiers in the future?...

The Swiss Guard swearing in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2019. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). As the Pontifical Swiss Guard continues with plans to overhaul its Vatican barracks, there have been reports that the new d...

 2021-09-16 09:10 

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Catholic diocese rejoices as priest is freed barely 24 hours after kidnapping...

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka was kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria's Kafanchan diocese on Sept. 13, 2021. / Kafanchan Diocese Kafanchan, Nigeria, Sep 16, 2021 / 03:10 am (CNA). A Nigerian Catholic priest kidnapped at his parish residence on Mond...

 2021-09-16 00:01 

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Salvadoran president urged to oppose proposed pro-abortion constitutional changes...

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador. / Presidencia SV San Salvador, El Salvador, Sep 15, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA). Seventy-five pro-life and pro-family organizations on Monday asked the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, to oppose the changes to the ...

 2021-09-15 23:32 

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Paterson bishop: Vaccination exemption for clergy 'will be minimal'...

Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson. Photo courtesy DeSales Media Group. Paterson, N.J., Sep 15, 2021 / 17:32 pm (CNA). Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson wrote to clerics of his diocese Tuesday to 'strongly encourage' their vaccination against COVID-1...

 2021-09-15 23:19 

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Mexican bishops announce march 'for women and for life'...

null / Unsplash. Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 15, 2021 / 17:19 pm (CNA). In response to recent rulings by the nation's Supreme Court decriminalizing abortion, the bishops of Mexico have called on the faithful and people of good will throughout the country...

 2021-09-15 22:00 

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Justice Department asks judge to block Texas abortion law during legal challenge...

US Attorney General Merrick Garland / Justice Department Austin, Texas, Sep 15, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against Texas' law prohibiting most abortions after ...

 2021-09-15 21:00 

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Holocaust survivor thanks Pope Francis for highlighting anti-Semitism on Central Europe trip...

Pope Francis visits Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck at her home in Rome, Feb. 20, 2021. / Vatican Media. Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). A Holocaust survivor has thanked Pope Francis for highlighting anti-Semitism during his visit to Central Eu...

 2021-09-15 20:50 

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Live Action says Google's removal of pro-life ads 'unprecedented'...

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, addresses the 2021 Live Action Life Awards Dinner at Dana Point, California; Aug. 21, 2021 / Francesca Polio/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2021 / 14:50 pm (CNA). According to the pro-life group Live Action, the search eng...

 2021-09-15 19:00 

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Pope Francis on COVID-19 vaccines: 'Even in the College of Cardinals there are some deniers'...

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021 / Vatican Media. Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Discussing COVID-19 vaccines during an in-flight press conference on Wednesday, Pope Francis said that "...

 2021-09-15 18:00 

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Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Slovakia...

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference. / Colm Flynn/CNA. Aboard the papal plane, Sep 15, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis landed in Rome on Sept. 15 after a four-day journey to Hungary and Slovakia . Please read below for CNA's t...

 2021-09-15 17:20 

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US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants...

null / Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2021 / 11:20 am (CNA). As members of Congress this week advanced language providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, the U.S. bishops' conference praised t...

 2021-09-15 15:20 

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On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion...

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. / null Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because "abortion is murder," and u...

 2021-09-15 14:10 

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Pope Francis declines resignation of German Catholic archbishop...

Archbishop Stefan Hee of Hamburg. / Raimond Spekking (CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons). Hamburg, Germany, Sep 15, 2021 / 08:10 am (CNA). Pope Francis has declined the resignation of a German archbishop, the apostolic nunciature in Berlin announced on W...

 2021-09-15 10:46 

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Pope Francis in Slovakia: Our Lady of Sorrows teaches us compassion for the suffering...

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the esplanade of the National Shrine in atin, Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021. / Vatican Media. Rome Newsroom, Sep 15, 2021 / 04:46 am (CNA). At Slovakia's national Catholic shrine on Wednesday, Pope Francis said that Our Lady...

 2021-09-15 02:00 

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Urgent prayers needed for kidnapped Nigerian priest...

Father Benson Bulus Luka was kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria's Kafanchan Diocese on Sept. 13, 2021.Kafanchan Diocese / Kafanchan Diocese Kafanchan, Nigeria, Sep 14, 2021 / 20:00 pm (CNA). Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe ...

 2021-09-15 01:00 

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Judge temporarily blocks New York vaccine mandate, lacking religious exemption, for medical workers...

null / Ball Lunla/Shutterstock Syracuse, N.Y., Sep 14, 2021 / 19:00 pm (CNA). A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed religious exemptions, after a group of anony...

 2021-09-15 00:19 

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Thousands demonstrate outside Mexico's Supreme Court to defend life, reject abortion...

The facade of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico City. / Fernando Gutierrez Ortega/Shutterstock. Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 14, 2021 / 18:19 pm (CNA). More than 2,500 people demonstrated Monday outside the Mexican Supreme Court building in...

 2021-09-14 23:02 

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British doctors' union drops opposition to assisted suicide...

null / GagliardiPhotography/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 17:02 pm (CNA). In a significant shift, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide. In a Sept. 14 anno...

 2021-09-14 22:19 

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America's return to God after 9/11 didn't last long, priest says...

The then-remaining section of the World Trade Center surrounded by rubble, Sept. 27, 2001. / Bri Rodriguez/FEMA News Photo Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 16:19 pm (CNA). Twenty years ago, Father John A. Perricone sat down at his desk in the rec...

 2021-09-14 22:01 

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Catholic Hong Kong activist honored at prayer breakfast...

Hong Kong.Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, May 18, 2020. / Yung Chi Wai Derek/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 16:01 pm (CNA). A Catholic democr...

 2021-09-14 21:19 

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Two months after Cuba protests, religious leaders continue to demand justice for detainees...

The Cuban flag. / Steward Cutler via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Havana, Cuba, Sep 14, 2021 / 15:19 pm (CNA). Two months after protests of Cuba's communist government, the Cuban Conference of Men and Women Religious has denounced irregularities in the p...

 2021-09-14 20:00 

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Maronite Catholic patriarch welcomes Lebanon's new government...

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013. / InterMirifica.net Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The leader of Lebanon's Maronite Catholics has welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government af...

 2021-09-14 19:00 

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Beloved granny whose Catholic faith went viral on EWTN dies at 107...

Nancy Stewart / EWTN News Nightly Clonard, Ireland, Sep 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Granny Nancy lived through two World Wars, survived the pandemic, and was born before her country the Republic of Ireland began. But she is perhaps best known for her Catho...

 2021-09-14 18:30 

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Pope Francis to Slovakia's young Catholics: Confession is the 'sacrament of joy'...

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Koice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media. Kosice, Slovakia, Sep 14, 2021 / 12:30 pm (CNA). Pope Francis told young Slovakian Catholics on Tuesday that Confession is an "infallible re...

 2021-09-14 18:00 

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CMMB provides medical relief, long-term recovery in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake...

null / Catholic Medical Mission Board Les Cayes, Haiti, Sep 14, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). On August 14, Josette lost everything. A single mother, she had gone to the supermarket to sell items to support her four children when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struc...

 2021-09-14 17:01 

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Only God can achieve true unity in the Church and the world, bishop says...

Bishop Steven Lopes / Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA). True unity comes from God and is not something created by man, the bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter stressed at the National C...

 2021-09-14 16:53 

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What a Dominican priest from the Midwest has learned about Catholic-Muslim dialogue since 9/11...

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious meeting at the site of Ur, outside Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021. / Vatican Media Denver, Colo., Sep 14, 2021 / 10:53 am (CNA). Real-life relationships and a "holy curiosity" must be the basis for Ca...

 2021-09-14 15:30 

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Pope Francis visits impoverished Roma minority in Slovakia...

Pope Francis speaks to the Roma community in the Lunik IX district in Koice, Slovakia, on Sept. 14, 2021. / Vatican Media Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Tuesday visited a ghetto in Slovakia to speak to the country's marg...

 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...

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