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 2021-10-22 15:00 

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Vatican issues decree clarifying responsiblities for translation of Latin liturgical texts...

Archbishop Arthur Roche at the Vatican press office on Feb. 10, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). The Vatican issued a decree on Friday guiding bishops' conferences on the proper protocol for the translation of l...

 2021-10-22 14:00 

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Father Bill Atkinson canonization cause completes first phase, moves onto Rome...

Father Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S.; Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez; Msgr. Gerald Mesure, archdiocesan chancellor; and Father Sean Bransfield, vice chancellor, hold the official documents for the canonization cause of Father Bill Atkinson during the c...

 2021-10-22 13:00 

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John Paul II's mom chose life after her doctor advised an abortion...

Karol Wojtyla with his parents. Photo courtesy of the Dicoese of Krakow. Rome Newsroom, Oct 22, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnan...

 2021-10-22 12:35 

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Catholic, Anglican, and Jewish leaders urge UK Parliament to reject assisted suicide bill...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attend a vigil in London, England, March 24, 2017. / AFP via Getty Images. London, England, Oct 22, 2021 / 06:35 am (CNA). Catholic, Anglican, and Jewish ...

 2021-10-22 10:00 

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Pope Francis thanks God for 'profound personal bond' with Orthodox leader...

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis sent a letter Friday to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I expressing gratitude for the ...

 2021-10-22 09:00 

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Pope Francis asks Catholics to be 'more courageous' in tackling crisis exposed by COVID-19...

Pope Francis' general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Oct 22, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis urged Catholics on Thursday to be "more courageous" in tackling the crisis exposed by ...

 2021-10-22 08:00 

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Could St. John Paul II be declared a Doctor of the Church?...

Pope John Paul II in 1996. / Vatican Media Warsaw, Poland, Oct 22, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA). Could St. John Paul II, whose feast day is celebrated on Oct. 22, one day be declared a Doctor of the Church? That is the hope of the Polish bishops' conference,...

 2021-10-22 00:01 

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Bishops of Lake Charles, Raleigh issue statements on Latin Mass...

Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles / Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Oct 21, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA). Three months after the release of Traditionis custodes , Pope Francis' restrictions on traditional liturgies, U.S. bishops are continuing to imp...

 2021-10-21 23:00 

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British doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide if it becomes legal...

The House of Parliament in London. / Daniel Gale/Shutterstock. London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A group of some 1,700 British doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide, amid a push by some lawmakers to legalize the practice ...

 2021-10-21 22:00 

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Santa Fe archdiocese: Woman's attempted ordination invalid...

The Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque, N.M., seat of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, which hosted the attempted ordination of Anne Tropeano Oct. 16, 2021. / teofilo via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Santa Fe, N.M., Oct 21, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). T...

 2021-10-21 21:00 

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Denver archbishop denounces 'anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism' at two schools...

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020. / Archdiocese of Denver, photography: A&D Creative LLC Washington D.C., Oct 21, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver denounced recent incidents of &...

 2021-10-21 20:00 

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UK lawmaker proposes adding 'Amess amendment' on last rites to bill...

Official portrait of Sir David Amess. / Chris McAndrew via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0). London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). A U.K. lawmaker has proposed adding an "Amess amendment" to a bill going through Parliament ensuring that Catholic pr...

 2021-10-21 19:00 

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Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa launches synodal process in Holy Land...

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa. / Cristian Gennari/OESSH. Rome Newsroom, Oct 21, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has announced that the synodal process in the Holy Land will open simultaneously in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and ...

 2021-10-21 18:00 

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Number of Catholics in Asia and Africa continues to rise...

Catholics attend Mass in Ho, Ghana. / James Dalrymple via Shutterstock. Vatican City, Oct 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The number of Catholics in Asia and Africa continued to grow in 2019, according to newly released statistics. The world population grew by...

 2021-10-21 15:00 

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Cardinal Tagle: Digital evangelization cannot replace personal encounter...

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks at a Vatican press conference presenting the 2021 World Mission Day, Oct. 21, 2021. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 21, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). While the COVID-19 pandemic led many Catholic dioceses and organizations...

 2021-10-21 12:05 

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When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?...

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France. / PhotoFires/Shutterstock Rome Newsroom, Oct 21, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA). A canonization Mass is a global event, drawing thousands of people to the Vatican — the heart of the Catholic Church &...

 2021-10-21 10:40 

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Benedict XVI is 'full of zest for life,' says Archbishop Gnswein...

Archbishop Gnswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. / EWTN/Paul Badde, Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk Vatican City, Oct 21, 2021 / 04:40 am (CNA). Archbishop Georg Gnswein has said that Benedict XVI is "full of zest for life" after the pope emeritu...

 2021-10-21 00:00 

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Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship...

null / Photo Spirit/Shutterstock Kansas City, Mo., Oct 20, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming that the county treated them ...

 2021-10-20 23:01 

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Bishop in Cameroon shocked by shooting death of young girl, lynching of policeman...

Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise, who was shot to death at a checkpoint in Buea, Cameroon, Oct. 14, 2021. / Courtesy photo. Buea, Cameroon, Oct 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). The Bishop of Buea has condemned both the Thursday shooting death of a young girl at a ...

 2021-10-20 22:09 

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Two priests in Lincoln diocese reassigned with restrictions, following review of alleged misconduct...

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska in St. Peter's Square, a day before the canonization Mass of St. John Henry Newman, Oct. 12, 2019. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 16:09 pm (CNA). Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are b...

 2021-10-20 21:00 

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After Catholic football coach was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus...

Former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich / Washington State University Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was re...

 2021-10-20 20:00 

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Synod on Synodality a learning opportunity for Catholic Church, Archbishop Gomez says...

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019. / Christine Rousselle/CNA Denver Newsroom, Oct 20, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The upcoming gatherings of Catholics for a synodal process are important oppor...

 2021-10-20 19:00 

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Poland commemorates anniversary of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko's martyrdom...

A Mass in honor of Blessed Jerzy Popieuszko at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 19. 2021. / Muzeum, Orodka Dokumentacji ycia i Kultu oraz Sanktuarium, Bogosawionego Ks. Jerzego Popieuszki. Warsaw, Poland, Oct 20, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). C...

 2021-10-20 18:00 

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Pope Francis officially recognizes Amazon region ecclesial conference...

Pope Francis at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6, 2019. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis has approved the establishment of an ecclesial conference for the Amazon region, the Vatican announced Wedne...

 2021-10-20 17:57 

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Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome...

Pope Francis' with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. / Pablo Esparza/CNA. Rome, Italy, Oct 20, 2021 / 11:57 am (CNA). Fr. Peter Harman will end his term as rector of ...

 2021-10-20 17:00 

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Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says...

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007 / Alex Wong/Getty Images Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats...

 2021-10-20 17:00 

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Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says...

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007 / Alex Wong/Getty Images Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats...

 2021-10-20 15:00 

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Catholic leader says his archdiocese won't take part in global synodal process, citing 'ideological' risk...

Archbishop Wolfgang Haas of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. / Monegasque2 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Oct 20, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). A Catholic leader has said that his archdiocese won't take part in the two-year global synodal process, ...

 2021-10-20 14:00 

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Pope Francis wants seminarians to read this letter from a clerical abuse survivor...

null / alphaspirit via Shutterstock.com. Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis has shared a letter written by a clerical sexual abuse survivor with candidates preparing for the Catholic priesthood. "For years I was mistreated by a ...

 2021-10-20 12:10 

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Godfather ban: Sicilian Catholic diocese suspends naming of godparents at baptism for 3 years...

Baptism. / Josh Applegate via Unsplash.com. Rome Newsroom, Oct 20, 2021 / 06:10 am (CNA). There will be no godfathers named in the Sicilian archdiocese of Catania for the next three years due to a decree issued by the archbishop that came into full effect...

 2021-10-20 11:03 

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Vatican launches prayer website 'to accompany' synod on synodality...

A website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the synod on synodality was launched Oct. 19, 2021. / Click to Pray 2.0. Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 05:03 am (CNA). The Vatican on Tuesday launched a website and smartphone app to help Catholics pr...

 2021-10-20 09:45 

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Pope Francis: Something is missing from the modern idea of freedom...

Pope Francis' general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021. / Daniel Ibez/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 03:45 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Wednesday that something is missing from the modern idea of freedom. Speaking at the...

 2021-10-20 08:00 

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The Vatican strengthens ties with the world's oldest Christian nation...

Pope Francis meets with Catholicos Karekin II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on Oct. 16, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA). The signing of a memorandum of understanding on cultural cooperation between Armeni...

 2021-10-20 00:00 

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Assisted suicide counseling via Zoom an even worse idea, foes tell Scottish lawmakers...

Video_Creative / Shutterstock. Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 19, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Videophone evaluations are no way to assess someone for assisted suicide, critics have said, also warning that cost-based analyses which claim legal assisted suicide saves ...

 2021-10-19 23:09 

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Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 'non-negotiables' for the Synod on Synodality...

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York / Daniel Ibanez/CNA New York City, N.Y., Oct 19, 2021 / 17:09 pm (CNA). In an effort to explain Pope Francis' vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy Dolan's homily Sunday offered seven...

 2021-10-19 23:01 

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Christian aid group requests prayers for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti...

Cathdrale Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti / Rotorhead 30A Productions/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). The gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti is demanding a $17 million ransom f...

 2021-10-19 22:39 

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Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God...

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvez / CEC Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2021 / 16:39 pm (CNA). Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those ...

 2021-10-19 21:20 

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Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations...

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) / Office of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2021 / 15:20 pm (CNA). Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to federal investi...

 2021-10-19 21:01 

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Spanish prime minister pledges to outlaw prostitution...

Pedro Snchez, prime minister of Spain, speaks at a press conference in Madrid, April 13, 2021. / La Moncloa - Gobierno de Espaa via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Madrid, Spain, Oct 19, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). Spain's prime minister has vowed to end the prac...

 2021-10-19 15:00 

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'I hope that I can join them soon': Benedict XVI sends condolence message after friend's death...

Benedict XVI. / Giulio Napolitano via Shutterstock. Wilhering, Austria, Oct 19, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he looks forward to joining his friends in heaven in a condolence message following the death of a Cistercian p...

 2021-10-19 13:05 

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Vatican regulates the role of postulator in saints' causes...

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019. / Mazur/cbcew.org.uk. Vatican City, Oct 19, 2021 / 07:05 am (CNA). The Vatican has introduced formal regulations for postulators — those who help guide the process b...

 2021-10-19 11:55 

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Sir David Amess death: Catholic bishop calls for last rites to be recognized as 'emergency service'...

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, pictured on April 4, 2012 / Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk. Shrewsbury, England, Oct 19, 2021 / 05:55 am (CNA). A Catholic bishop called on Tuesday for greater recognition of the last rites as an "emergency serv...

 2021-10-19 10:20 

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Fire 'set deliberately' damages Scotland's national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes...

Carfin Grotto, Scotland's national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021. / Sancta Familia Media. Carfin, Scotland, Oct 19, 2021 / 04:20 am (CNA). Suspected arsonists targeted Scotland's national...

 2021-10-19 06:00 

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Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation...

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico's "March for Women and Life," on Oct. 3 2021. / David Ramos/CNA Denver Newsroom, Oct 19, 2021 / 00:00 am (CNA). Mayra Rodrguez worked for Planned Parent...

 2021-10-19 00:00 

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Bible, Quran apps removed from Apple app store for China, legal pressure cited...

null / Aozora21/Shutterstock. Denver Newsroom, Oct 18, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Under pressure from Chinese law, a digital Bible company has removed its app from Apple's app store offerings in China while Apple itself has removed a Quran app from its Ch...

 2021-10-18 23:30 

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Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies...

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina / Erin Par/Twitter Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2021 / 17:30 pm (CNA). A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life policies, allowing...

 2021-10-18 23:01 

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St Jos Snchez del Ro's witness highlighted at Mexican Martyrs Shrine statue dedication...

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016. / Martha Calderon / CNA. Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct 18, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). At the dedication of the statue of Saint Jos Snchez del Ro at Guadalajara's Martyrs Shrine, the city...

 2021-10-18 22:19 

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Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral...

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain. / Nikthestunned via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Toledo, Spain, Oct 18, 2021 / 16:19 pm (CNA). Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city's cathedral, after the filming o...

 2021-10-18 21:01 

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How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion...

null / Jonathan_Densford/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat even seeking to "change" or "transform" it into a loyal party apparatus, a panel ...

 2021-10-18 19:00 

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Catholic colleagues pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Sir David Amess...

Official portrait of Sir David Amess. / Richard Townshend via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0). London, England, Oct 18, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Catholic colleagues paid tribute to the slain lawmaker Sir David Amess in the U.K. Parliament on Monday. Speaking in the H...

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