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 2021-08-30 19:00 

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Australian pro-lifers to march against proposed assisted suicide law...

Cherish Life Queensland Rally for Life, October 2018 / Cherish Life Queensland/Facebook Denver Newsroom, Aug 30, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Pro-life advocates in Queensland, Australia will hold a public March for Life ahead of parliamentary debate on a propos...

 2021-08-30 18:00 

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Pope Francis tosses speech to listen to 200 formerly homeless people...

Pope Francis meets with members of Lazare Association from France at the Vatican, Aug. 28, 2021. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Aug 30, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis on Saturday tossed a speech he had prepared to give to a group of formerly homeless ...

 2021-08-30 16:01 

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How Paralympics prime time coverage can help 'normalize' persons with disabilities...

Paralympics Games 2016, basketball, USA vs. Turkey / A.RICARDO/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2021 / 10:01 am (CNA). A Catholic disability advocate praised an increase of television and media coverage for this year's Paralympic Games, saying it...

 2021-08-30 15:00 

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Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Italian Catholic priest who saved Jews in WWII...

The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944). / Il Messaggero di Sant'Antonio via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Vatican City, Aug 30, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of a Franciscan friar who helped to rescue ...

 2021-08-30 13:30 

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Lay Catholic to represent Church in Poland at opening of synodal process in Rome...

Professor Aleksander Baka. / episkopat.pl. Warsaw, Poland, Aug 30, 2021 / 07:30 am (CNA). A Catholic layman will represent the Church in Poland at the official opening of the synodal process leading to the 2023 synod of bishops meeting in Rome. Aleksander...

 2021-08-30 11:30 

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Catholics in Poland to hold 'day of solidarity' with people of Afghanistan...

Archbishop Stanisaw Gdecki, president of the Polish bishops' conference. / episkopat.pl. Warsaw, Poland, Aug 30, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). The Catholic Church in Poland will hold a "day of solidarity" with the war-weary population of Afghanistan ...

 2021-08-30 10:00 

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Polish Catholic bishops' leader sends blessing to EWTN European meeting...

The EWTN affiliates and partners' European meeting in Poland, Aug. 26-29, 2021. / Andrzej Niedwiecki/EWTN Poland. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland, Aug 30, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). The president of Poland's Catholic bishops' conference sent his ble...

 2021-08-30 06:00 

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Analysis: What's behind rumors that Pope Francis will resign?...

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021. / Vatican Media Rome, Italy, Aug 30, 2021 / 00:00 am (CNA). Despite ongoing rumors, there is no confirmation that Pope Francis is drafting a document that defines the role and tasks of a Pope Emeritus...

 2021-08-30 02:45 

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5 things you need to know about Christians in Afghanistan now...

An Afghan mother and her children rest in a tent at a makeshift IDP camp in Share-e-Naw park in Kabul. / Paula Bronstein/Getty Images. Denver Newsroom, Aug 29, 2021 / 20:45 pm (CNA). 5 things you need to know about Christians in Afghanistan now As the sit...

 2021-08-29 13:54 

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Expert's latest investigation dispels myths about Pius XII and Rome's Jews...

Pope Pius XII / public domain Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2021 / 07:54 am (CNA). Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to saving Jewish families, spoke out constantly against the Nazi Regime, and se...

 2021-08-29 12:35 

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Pope Francis: Complaining is 'poison' for the heart...

Pope Francis gives the Angelus message from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square / Vatican Media Vatican City, Aug 29, 2021 / 06:35 am (CNA). Complaining and blaming others is a waste of time; the way to defeat evil is to conquer it first within ou...

 2021-08-29 11:30 

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Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray and fast for Afghanistan...

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Aug 29, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians to intensify their prayer, penance, and fasting for the situation in Afghanistan, as he entrusted the souls...

 2021-08-29 10:40 

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Pope Francis appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini to Italian diocese...

Bishop-elect Guido Marini walks beside Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2021 in St. Peter's Basilica / Vatican Media Vatican City, Aug 29, 2021 / 04:40 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Sunday appointed the Vatican's papal master of ceremonies, Msgr. Guido M...

 2021-08-29 03:38 

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Cardinal Burke tweets that his condition is improving...

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibez/CNA / null Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 28, 2021 / 21:38 pm (CNA). Raymond Cardinal Burke issued a personal ...

 2021-08-28 22:00 

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Cardinal Cupich allegedly stops recitation of public prayers after Mass at Illinois parish...

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Chicago, Ill., Aug 28, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, allegedly ordered a priest to cease praying the Prayer to St. Michael and the Hail Mary publicly after Mass at...

 2021-08-28 21:00 

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Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix encourages vaccination, supports conscience exemptions through employers...

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo. / null Phoenix, Ariz., Aug 28, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix said on Friday that he encourages the faithful to prayerfully consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine, bu...

 2021-08-28 18:01 

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Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated, accommodate consciences...

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. bishops' Region IX at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on Jan. 14, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., A...

 2021-08-28 14:20 

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Pope Francis makes changes to the Vatican's Chapter of St. Peter...

St. Peter's Basilica / Vatican Media Vatican City, Aug 28, 2021 / 08:20 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Saturday made several temporary changes to the Vatican's Chapter of St. Peter, a group of retired priests who pray and assist in the liturgical activ...

 2021-08-28 12:00 

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$1.25M donation will transform University of Maine's Newman Center chapel...

An artist's rendering of the planned renovation of the University of Maine's Newman Center chapel. / Courtesy of Pepperchrome Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 28, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Situated among fraternity houses along College Avenue, the Univ...

 2021-08-28 11:45 

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian bishop investigated for sexual abuse...

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia. / null Vatican City, Aug 28, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Australian Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders, who had been on administrative leave from the Dio...

 2021-08-28 10:22 

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Cardinal asks monastic communities to pray for the 2023 synod on synodality...

Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops / Diocese of Gozo via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Vatican City, Aug 28, 2021 / 04:22 am (CNA). Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has asked men and women in monasti...

 2021-08-27 23:02 

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As Supreme Court strikes down eviction moratorium, Catholic Charities urges aid for renters...

null / DCStockPhotography/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Aug 27, 2021 / 17:02 pm (CNA). The Supreme Court struck down a nationwide moratorium on evictions late Thursday. Housing advocates are urging that congressional aid for those facing eviction should b...

 2021-08-27 22:08 

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Diocese of Cleveland, Notre Dame partner to boost Catholic schools...

null / Alliance for Catholic Education Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2021 / 16:08 pm (CNA). The diocese of Cleveland announced this week that it will partner with the University of Notre Dame to reinvigorate two diocesan schools. The Notre Dame ACE academies p...

 2021-08-27 20:02 

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More Catholic doctors sue over 'transgender mandate'...

null / Alexander Raths/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2021 / 14:02 pm (CNA). The Catholic Medical Association has joined a lawsuit against a Biden administration rule that it says tramples the conscience rights of doctors opposed to gender-transiti...

 2021-08-27 19:00 

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UK university refuses to recognize Catholic priest as chaplain over social media posts...

Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England. / Courtesy photo. Nottingham, England, Aug 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). A university in England has refused to recognize a Cathol...

 2021-08-27 18:00 

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Pope Francis on adoption: 'Every child that arrives is God's gift'...

Pope Francis greets a child at a general audience at the Vatican, April 20, 2016. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Aug 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis has released a video with an encouraging message for pregnant mothers that also asks Catholics to ...

 2021-08-27 17:00 

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Archbishop pleads for charity workers, high school students trapped in Afghanistan...

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, before the Monstrance in Eucharistic Adoration in 2021. / Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco Denver Newsroom, Aug 27, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). A group of California high school students and thei...

 2021-08-27 13:00 

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What happens when the pope receives a head of state?...

Pope Francis receives Argentine President Alberto Fernndez in a private audience at the Vatican on Jan. 31. 2020. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Aug 27, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). Have you ever noticed those people who accompany visitors through the rooms of ...

 2021-08-27 11:30 

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Pope Francis urges Catholic lawmakers to protect human dignity online...

Pope Francis greets participants in a meeting promoted by the International Catholic Legislators Network in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Aug. 27, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Aug 27, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis urged Catholic lawmake...

 2021-08-27 10:36 

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Vatican suppresses Italy-based Regina Pacis Community after apostolic visit...

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Aug 27, 2021 / 04:36 am (CNA). The Vatican has reportedly suppressed the Regina Pacis Community, a society of apostolic life based in Verona, Italy, citing "institutional shortcomi...

 2021-08-27 08:05 

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Tensions rise over COVID vaccines as bishops organize Pope Francis' visit to Slovakia...

The Slovakian flag flies at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Bratislava. / Jorge Andrade via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0). Rome Newsroom, Aug 27, 2021 / 02:05 am (CNA). As a visit from Pope Francis approaches, Slovakia is seeing rising political tensions ...

 2021-08-27 00:00 

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In Philippines, 40 days of fasting and penitence aim to heal pandemic's spiritual damage...

Pope Francis preaches during a penance service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014. / Lauren Cater/CNA. Zamboanga City, Philippines, Aug 26, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). A Philippines bishop has announced 40 days of fasting and penitence as a way to sha...

 2021-08-26 23:49 

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Brian Siemann, a paralympian raised with Catholic faith...

Brian Siemann competes in the 2016 paralympic trials in Charlotte, North Carolina. Credit: Maria Siemann. / null Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 26, 2021 / 17:49 pm (CNA). After praying to St. Gerard about fertility problems, Teresa Siemann got more than s...

 2021-08-26 22:15 

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Federal court halts Texas' restrictions on migrant transport...

April 17, 2019: Central American migrants seeking asylum line up at the bus station in McAllen, Texas to go stay with their sponsors / Vic Hinterlang/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 26, 2021 / 16:15 pm (CNA). A legal group representing Catholic Charitie...

 2021-08-26 21:19 

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Colombian Supreme Court rules minors can marry or cohabit with an adult without parental consent...

Pareja. Credit: Jakob Owens / Unsplash / null Bogot, Colombia, Aug 26, 2021 / 15:19 pm (CNA). The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled last week that minors between 14 and older can choose, without parental consent, legally to marry or cohabit with an adult if...

 2021-08-26 20:02 

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Spokane bishop asks Catholic schools to follow state vaccine mandate, affirms exercise of religious exemption...

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane. CNA file photo. Spokane, Wash., Aug 26, 2021 / 14:02 pm (CNA). Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane wrote on Tuesday that Catholic schools in the diocese will be expected to comply with the state's vaccine mandate, while also s...

 2021-08-26 19:00 

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'They showed us the way': Poland's bishops laud Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka ahead of beatification...

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyski. / Instytut Prymasowski. Warsaw, Poland, Aug 26, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Poland's Catholic bishops will praise the example of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyski and Mother Elbieta Ra Czacka in a letter to be read out in churches ahead of...

 2021-08-26 18:00 

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Pope Francis meets Nadia Murad as Nobel Prize winner advocates for Afghan women...

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 20, 2018. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Aug 26, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis on Thursday met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a human rights advocate who...

 2021-08-26 16:45 

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Retired archbishop calls Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions 'a regrettable step backwards'...

Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. / Shalone Cason via Unsplash. La Plata, Argentina, Aug 26, 2021 / 10:45 am (CNA). Archbishop Hctor Rubn Aguer, the Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, has said that the restrictions on the Traditional...

 2021-08-26 14:00 

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Pope Francis names religious sister to No. 2 position in Vatican's social development office...

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli speaks at a press conference at the Vatican on July 7, 2020. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Aug 26, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Thursday named Italian economist and Catholic religious sister Alessandra Smerilli as secr...

 2021-08-26 12:00 

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Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from Kabul arrive at Rome airport...

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Aug 26, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Religious sisters from the Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from an orphanage in Afghanistan arrived safely on Wednesday at...

 2021-08-26 10:15 

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Chaldean Patriarchate drops 'Babylon' from official title...

Cardinal Louis Raphal I Sako, leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 26, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA). The Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church has agreed to drop the word "Babylon" from the official title of its I...

 2021-08-25 23:30 

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Catholic schools have 'mighty role' for Black Catholic leaders, Louisville archbishop says...

Armont Snodgrass, freshman at Louisville's Saint Xavier High School, who received the 2021 Rodriq McCravy Scholarship award at the 34th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet / Saint Xavier High School Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021...

 2021-08-25 22:35 

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Forcing asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico will 'deepen human suffering,' immigrant advocates say...

May 30, 2019: Migrants from Central America cross the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. / Mike Hardiman/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 25, 2021 / 16:35 pm (CNA). Catholic immigr...

 2021-08-25 21:26 

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Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees...

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago during a press briefing in Rome, Feb. 22, 2019. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Chicago, Ill., Aug 25, 2021 / 15:26 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Chicago will require all archdiocesan employees and clergy to receive the vaccine for COV...

 2021-08-25 20:56 

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Desperate Afghan Christians turned away at airport, aid groups say...

Christian Afghan refugees leaving Kabul / Instagram @glennbeck Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 14:56 pm (CNA). With time running out to rescue civilians fleeing the Taliban, Afghan Christians and others whose names appear on U.S. government lists of quali...

 2021-08-25 20:28 

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Amy J. Cattapan looks to wisdom of the Gospels to combat teacher burnout in new book...

Detail from the cover of Amy Cattapan's "Sweet Jesus, is it June Yet?" / null Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 14:28 pm (CNA). Amy J. Cattapan is entering her 26th year of teaching this year. In her book Sweet Jesus, Is It June Yet? , Cattapan ...

 2021-08-25 19:00 

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Christian legal group decries conditions for Afghan religious minorities, urges aid...

Refugee children in Kabul, Afghanistan / Trent Inness/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). A Christian legal group on Tuesday warned of deteriorating conditions for Afghanistan's religious minorities, and pushed for an immediat...

 2021-08-25 18:00 

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Poland's Catholic bishops call for solidarity with refugees amid Belarus border standoff...

A group of migrants trapped at the border between Poland and Belarus, near the Polish village of Usnarz Grny. / Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images. Warsaw, Poland, Aug 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Poland's Catholic bishops have appealed for solidarit...

 2021-08-25 16:58 

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Venerable Fulton Sheen 'should be made a saint', says Peoria coadjutor bishop...

null / null Peoria, Ill., Aug 25, 2021 / 10:58 am (CNA). Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after that process was paused. "I don't know much," Bishop Lou...

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