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 2021-09-02 21:50 

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Psaki rebukes EWTN reporter who asked why Catholic Biden opposes Texas abortion law...

Jen Psaki responds to EWTN News Nightly's Owen Jensen question regarding Texas' heartbeat law. / EWTN News Nightly Washington D.C., Sep 2, 2021 / 15:50 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, believes that abo...

 2021-09-02 21:00 

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'We'll get through it': New Orleans pastor looks to rebuild after Ida...

Damage at St. Stephen's Catholic School in New Orleans / Monsignor Christopher Nalty Washington D.C., Sep 2, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). A New Orleans pastor whose parish school was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida is bracing himself for a "big expens...

 2021-09-02 20:04 

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Springfield bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics...

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield / Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 14:04 pm (CNA). The bishop of Springfield in Illinois is requesting that parishioners wear masks to Mass in compliance with a recent state ...

 2021-09-02 19:00 

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Msgr. Guido Marini sees God's providence in his 'new call' as bishop...

Bishop-elect Guido Marini of Tortona, Italy, speaks during an interview. / Screenshot from RadioPNR Tortona YouTube channel. Rome Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). The longtime papal master of ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini said this week that he see...

 2021-09-02 18:00 

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In speech on North Korea, Cardinal Parolin calls for cooperation and friendship...

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA Rome Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The Vatican Secretary of State said this week that the Holy See supports cooperation over confrontation in efforts to achieve peace and...

 2021-09-02 16:15 

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Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to protect abortion in Texas...

President Joe Biden / mccv/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 10:15 am (CNA). President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a "whole-of-government" response to "ensure" abortion access in Texas, after the state's pro-lif...

 2021-09-02 14:00 

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Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for 'mediator'...

A Traditional Latin Mass. / Andrew Gardner via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0). Courtalain, France, Sep 2, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). The leaders of traditional Catholic institutes appealed this week to the French bishops for a "mediator" to address the challen...

 2021-09-02 13:00 

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Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge of Texas pro-life law...

null / Catholic News Agency Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday evening declined a petition to block Texas' "heartbeat" law, allowing the law to stand for now. Texas' "Heartbe...

 2021-09-02 12:00 

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Pope Francis: Foundation helping mothers and children is 'a sign of hope'...

Pope Francis meets with members of the Arch Foundation at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 2, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Thursday hailed a foundation that has helped vulnerable children and mothers for the past 30...

 2021-09-02 09:00 

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Catholic priest in Cameroon freed after three days in captivity...

Freed: Msgr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, vicar general of Cameroon's Mamfe diocese. / Diocese of Mamfe. Mamfe, Cameroon, Sep 2, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). A Catholic diocese announced on Wednesday that kidnappers had freed a priest seized in Cameroon's re...

 2021-09-02 01:00 

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Father Danny Roussel of Baton Rouge remembered as a 'devoted priest'...

Cross of the Martyrs. / Aaron Groote via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Baton Rouge, La., Sep 1, 2021 / 19:00 pm (CNA). The Bishop of Baton Rouge has recalled Fr. Danny Roussel, who died by suicide on Monday, as a devoted and beloved priest, and encouraged pra...

 2021-09-02 00:00 

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Bishop Barron: Election of atheist as Harvard chaplain president 'complete and abject surrender'...

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Bishop Robert Barron said on Tuesday that the Harvard University chaplains made a "complete...

 2021-09-01 23:00 

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African-American parish in Denver robbed of tabernacle, Eucharist...

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Cur d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021. / Jonah McKeown/CNA. Denver, Colo., Sep ...

 2021-09-01 22:15 

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Louisiana schools closed amid prayers for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ida...

Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue people in LaPlace, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. More than 6,000 members of the National Guard from more than a dozen states were in Louisiana assisting state and federal partners with relief efforts. / ...

 2021-09-01 22:00 

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee urges Biden to protect Iraqi Christians...

March 26, 2021: The restored image of the Virgin Mary destroyed by ISIS returned to its original parish in Iraq. / Fr. Thabet Habeb/CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). After the last U.S. forces left Afghanistan this week, an inte...

 2021-09-01 21:14 

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EWTN Global Catholic Radio now available throughout Chicagoland...

Father Anthony Bus, host of "Winds of Change" radio program, will air at noon Central Time on WNDZ 750 AM Portage/Chicago, along with a host of other EWTN radio programs, beginning Sept. 1. / EWTN Irondale, Ala., Sep 1, 2021 / 15:14 pm (CNA). EWTN...

 2021-09-01 21:08 

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Mexico's bishops oppose measures to contain and return migrants at country's southern border...

Central American migrants in Mexico. / Peter Haden via Flickr (CC BY 2.0). Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 1, 2021 / 15:08 pm (CNA). The bishops of Mexico have reiterated their opposition to the "contain and return measures" implemented by their governme...

 2021-09-01 20:21 

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Sex abuse claims against Bishop DiMarzio lack 'semblance of truth', Vatican rules...

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. / null New York City, N.Y., Sep 1, 2021 / 14:21 pm (CNA). Sexual abuse allegations against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn did not have "the semblance of truth," the Congregation for the Doctrine of the F...

 2021-09-01 20:00 

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Relics of first Korean Catholic martyrs identified with DNA testing...

An image of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, who were beatified Aug. 16, 2014. / Prepatory Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea. Rome Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The relics of three of Korea's oldest Catholic martyrs ha...

 2021-09-01 19:00 

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Pope Francis appoints Benedictine priest as Swiss Guard chaplain...

Fr. Kolumban Reichlin, O.S.B., the new chaplain of the Pontifical Swiss Guard. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 1, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). The Pontifical Swiss Guard's new chaplain is the Swiss Benedictine Fr. Kolumban Reichlin, who completed part of...

 2021-09-01 18:30 

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Biden 'deeply committed' to legal abortion, after Texas' pro-life law goes into effect...

Joe Biden / Christos S/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 12:30 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is "deeply committed" to upholding legal abortion, after Texas' pro-life "heartbeat" ...

 2021-09-01 18:00 

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Pope Francis asks Catholics to pray that world makes 'courageous choices' to protect environment...

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si' Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 1, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month that ...

 2021-09-01 15:02 

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'We are actively helping women': Pro-life groups pledge action as Texas' 'heartbeat' law goes into effect...

null / Prostock-Studio/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 09:02 am (CNA). Pro-life groups on Wednesday said they were ready to assist women facing unexpected pregnancies, as Texas' "heartbeat" law went into effect. "Orga...

 2021-09-01 14:30 

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Dublin's archbishop urges Catholics to tackle 'climate catastrophe' in 64-page pastoral letter...

Archbishop Dermot Farrell prays in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021. / John McElroy. Dublin, Ireland, Sep 1, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA). The archbishop of Dublin has urged Catholics to help tackle the "climate catastrophe"...

 2021-09-01 12:00 

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Pope Francis: Choose faith in Christ over formalities...

Pope Francis' general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 1, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). At the general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis asked Catholics to reflect on how they live the faith, an...

 2021-09-01 09:30 

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Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial...

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE. / COPE. Vatican City, Sep 1, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis addressed the Vatican financial scandals in a sit-down radio interview that aired Wednesday, sa...

 2021-09-01 08:30 

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Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, says local official...

Pope Francis receives Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2019. / Vatican Media. Nicosia, Cyprus, Sep 1, 2021 / 02:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, according to a local official. Th...

 2021-09-01 03:51 

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North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form...

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA Rome Newsroom, Aug 31, 2021 / 21:51 pm (CNA). In a memo sent to "the Community '' at the North Am...

 2021-08-31 23:29 

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Venezuelan bishops criticize National Guard for obstructing aid to victims of rains, landslides...

Caritas Merida assists in solidarity work after heavy rains in the Venezuelan state. Credit: Caritas Merida. / null Merida, Venezuela, Aug 31, 2021 / 17:29 pm (CNA). The Venezuelan bishops' conference criticized on Monday the Venezuelan National Guard...

 2021-08-31 22:10 

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Bolivia's bishops lament 'deplorable' human rights situation...

The inauguration of Luis Arce as president of Bolivia in La Paz, Nov. 8, 2020. Credit: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0 CL). / null La Paz, Bolivia, Aug 31, 2021 / 16:10 pm (CNA). The bishops of Bolivia expressed Monda...

 2021-08-31 21:30 

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Aid group 'devastated' as dozens of 'endangered' employees stuck in Afghanistan...

Aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan / Trent Inness/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2021 / 15:30 pm (CNA). As U.S. forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday, the head of a global charity was "de...

 2021-08-31 20:33 

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Portland archdiocese asks its schools to follow COVID vaccine mandate, but will consider conscience exemptions...

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon. / Addie Mena/CNA. Portland, Ore., Aug 31, 2021 / 14:33 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon responded Monday to a new state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, noting that Catholic schools in the archdio...

 2021-08-31 19:35 

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Virginia Supreme Court reinstates teacher who objected to transgender pronoun mandate...

Byron "Tanner" Cross, teacher with the Loudoun County School District / Alliance Defending Freedom Denver Newsroom, Aug 31, 2021 / 13:35 pm (CNA). Virginia's Supreme Court has sided with a teacher after he challenged a school district mandate ...

 2021-08-31 17:04 

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Harvard Catholic Center responds to 'spin' on atheist chaplain...

Greg Epstein, humanist chaplain at Harvard University and new chaplain facilitator / Harvard University/YouTube Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2021 / 11:04 am (CNA). The Harvard Catholic Center on Monday clarified reports of the university's new atheist ...

 2021-08-31 13:32 

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After surgery, Pope Francis says a nurse 'saved my life'...

Pope Francis attends a general audience at the Vatican. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Aug 31, 2021 / 07:32 am (CNA). In a new interview, Pope Francis said that a nurse saved his life, in reference to a medical issue he had earlier this summer. "A n...

 2021-08-31 12:30 

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French president visits Catholic church in Iraq damaged by ISIS...

French President Emmanuel Macron tours Our Lady of the Hour Church in Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2021. / Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images. Rome Newsroom, Aug 31, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA). French President Emmanuel Macron met this week with Iraqi Christians at a...

 2021-08-31 11:30 

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Catholic priest in Cameroon reportedly kidnapped by separatists...

Msgr. Julius Agbortoko, vicar general of Cameroon's Mamfe diocese, who was abducted by separatists on Aug. 29, 2021. / Diocese of Mamfe/Facebook. Douala, Cameroon, Aug 31, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). Separatists reportedly kidnapped the vicar general of a ...

 2021-08-31 09:30 

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Sainthood cause opened for Polish Catholic known as 'earthly guardian angel' of Auschwitz...

Stefania cka, pictured in 1945. / Public domain. Tarnow, Poland, Aug 31, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). The sainthood cause of a Polish Catholic who dedicated herself to helping fellow prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp has opened. Bishop Andrzej Je of Tar...

 2021-08-31 09:00 

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'Big Tech' censorship of religion is real and deserves an effective response, critics say...

Credit: NYCStock/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Aug 31, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). The power of major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, and Twitter over public life is a particular threat to religious groups that focus on controversial issues ...

 2021-08-30 23:30 

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Irish government seeks Catholic Church help to solve housing crunch...

materod via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Dublin, Ireland, Aug 30, 2021 / 17:30 pm (CNA). Ireland's housing minister has contacted the Archbishop of Armagh suggesting that the Catholic Church could better organize property sales to address a major housing...

 2021-08-30 22:15 

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India's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church to adopt 'uniform' liturgy...

A liturgy at St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India. / Achayan via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Manila, Philippines, Aug 30, 2021 / 16:15 pm (CNA). India's Syro-Malabar Church has decided to implement a "uniform"...

 2021-08-30 22:10 

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Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas' 'Heartbeat Act'...

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates outside of the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, March 2, 2016. / Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2021 / 16:10 pm (CNA). Pro-abortion groups are askin...

 2021-08-30 21:10 

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Buenos Aires cathedral tagged with anti-Catholic graffiti...

Buenos Aires cathedral / guillermo_celano/Shutterstock ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 30, 2021 / 15:10 pm (CNA). Vandals attacked the Buenos Aires cathedral in Argentina last Friday, spray painting the walls with various slogans against the Church, Catholic priest...

 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...

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