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 2021-05-08 16:30 

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Pope Francis, Jane Goodall speak on 'what it means to be human' at Vatican health conference...

Pope Francis greets a child in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on April 20, 2016. Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, May 8, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis and Jane Goodall both offered perspectives on "what it means to be human...

 2021-05-08 12:40 

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Pope Francis calls for suspension of Covid-19 vaccine patents in 'Vax Live' concert video...

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. Vatican City, May 8, 2021 / 06:40 am (CNA). Pope Francis called for the "temporary suspension of intellectual property rights" for COVID-19 vaccines in his...

 2021-05-08 11:00 

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Catholic Charities Arlington sees growing interest in adoption...

Motortion Films/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 8, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). A spokesperson for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington says the organization has seen a growing interest from prospective adoptive parents. Meaghan Lane, program direct...

 2021-05-08 00:00 

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Arizona bishops praise new hospital clergy visitation law...

muss/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 7, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Arizona's five bishops expressed their gratitude at a new law forbidding hospitals from unduly restricting clergy visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic. "During the pandemic, too ...

 2021-05-07 23:00 

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Vatican Conference 2021: Chelsea Clinton, Francis Collins speak on second day...

Chelsea Clinton. / Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0). CNA Staff, May 7, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). On the second day of an online Vatican conference on "exploring the mind, body, and soul," Chelsea Clinton called for the regulation of "an...

 2021-05-07 22:00 

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House Republicans could have a new conference chair next week - is she pro-life?...

Current House GOP conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo,) at an April 2019 pro-life press conference. Cheney is expected to be replaced in her role by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). / Jerome460/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 7, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). ...

 2021-05-07 21:01 

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Milwaukee archdiocese sues over pandemic prison ministry prohibition...

Credit: Kate Ter Haar via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Milwaukee, Wis., May 7, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). On Friday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against the Wisconsin Department of Corrections afte...

 2021-05-07 21:00 

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Christ statue at Massachusetts church vandalized...

A statue of Christ at St. Charles Borromeo parish in Waltham, Mass., that was vandalized May 2-3, 2021. Boston, Mass., May 7, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). During the night of May 2-3 a statue of Christ at a Massachusetts parish was decapitated. The destruction ...

 2021-05-07 20:15 

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Indiana supreme court tosses out lawsuit against Indianapolis archdiocese...

Cathedral High School, Indianapolis / Becket Washington D.C., May 7, 2021 / 14:15 pm (CNA). The Indiana supreme court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, filed by a former Catholic school teacher fired for contracting a ...

 2021-05-07 20:01 

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Father Weinandy: Pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians abuse, politicize sacraments...

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communions in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria on May 6, 2019. / Vatican Media/CNA CNA Staff, May 7, 2021 / 14:01 pm (CNA). Dissenting Catholic politicians abuse and politicize the Eucharist...

 2021-05-07 19:29 

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Enugu bishop declares week of prayer after cathedral desecrated by priest's followers...

Holy Ghost Cathedral in Enugu, Nigeria. Enugu, Nigeria, May 7, 2021 / 13:29 pm (CNA). The Bishop of Enugu announced on Thursday a week of prayer in atonement and reparation following the desecration of the city's cathedral, reportedly by followers of ...

 2021-05-07 19:10 

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NARAL head brags about helping remove pro-life LifeSiteNews from Facebook...

Jirapong Manustrong/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 7, 2021 / 13:10 pm (CNA). The head of a national abortion advocacy group on Friday claimed that the group worked to have the pro-life group LifeSiteNews banned permanently from Facebook. Ilyse Hogue, p...

 2021-05-07 18:10 

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Pheonix bishop warns of 'deadly apathy' of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians...

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad limina visit / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Denver, Colo., May 7...

 2021-05-07 18:10 

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Phoenix bishop warns of 'deadly apathy' of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians...

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad limina visit / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Denver, Colo., May 7...

 2021-05-07 18:05 

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Abortion kills more than does Covid, says mother who almost aborted daughter...

Pregnancy Test. / Flickr/Ernesto Andrade. Bogot, Colombia, May 7, 2021 / 12:05 pm (CNA). "Abortion is a scourge that kills many children and moms, it kills more than COVID. It's relentless," said Liz Martnez, a 33-year-old Colombian mother who...

 2021-05-07 18:00 

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Pope Francis meets with bishop of murdered lay missionary...

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Diocese of Huar, Peru, May 6, 2021. / Vatican Media Vatican City, May 7, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis met with a delegation Thursday from the diocese in Peru where Nadia De Munari, an Italian lay missio...

 2021-05-07 17:00 

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New EWTN documentary on Bl. Carlo Acutis available to watch for free...

Bl. Carlo Acutis / carloacutis.com Denver, Colo., May 7, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). A new documentary about Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified by the Catholic Church, is available to watch for free this month. "I Am With You," ...

 2021-05-07 16:00 

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'There is always the power of prayer': Why this bishop prays daily for President Biden...

Bishop Joseph Coffey / EWTN Pro-Life Weekly Washington D.C., May 7, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). One U.S. bishop has committed to pray daily for President Joe Biden, because of the president's pro-abortion policies. Bishop Joseph Coffey, auxiliary bishop fo...

 2021-05-07 15:00 

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Sainthood cause opened for Filipino priest killed by Islamists in 2000...

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo (1965-2000). / Courtesy of the Claretian Missionaries. Rome Newsroom, May 7, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). The sainthood cause opened this week of Fr. Rhoel Gallardo, who died on May 3, 2000, after being held for 43 days by Islamists. The Clar...

 2021-05-07 11:30 

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German Catholic diocese hosts event declaring same-sex blessings a case of 'not if, but how'...

Churches in Germany are flying LGBT pride flags in response to the Vatican's 'no' to same-sex blessings. / Rudolf Gehrig/CNA Deutsch. CNA Staff, May 7, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). A German Catholic diocese has hosted an online event declaring that ...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

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Cardinals' council discusses pandemic recovery, curial reform with Pope Francis...

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from within the Vatican. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA. Vatican City, May 7, 2021 / 04:05 am (CNA). Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals met online Thursday to discuss the Church's response to the economic and social fallou...

 2021-05-07 05:01 

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Biden's National Day of Prayer proclamation lacks mention of God...

President Biden addresses the 2021 National Prayer Breakfast . Credit: National Prayer Breakfast Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 23:01 pm (CNA). US President Joe Biden issued on Wednesday the annual proclamation of a National Day of Prayer, without mention...

 2021-05-07 04:01 

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Baton Rouge diocese to celebrate 60th anniversary by celebrating St Joseph...

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni. / Public Domain Baton Rouge, La., May 6, 2021 / 22:01 pm (CNA). The Diocese of Baton Rouge plans to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph in conjunction with its 60th anniversary. The diocese, which has St. Jose...

 2021-05-07 03:01 

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Catholic bioethicist laments HHS removal of restrictions on fetal tissue research...

Sign outside National Institute of Health, Department for Health and human Services, Washington DC. Via Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 21:01 pm (CNA). A Catholic bioethicist has repeated his objection to the Biden administration's decisio...

 2021-05-07 02:00 

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State Department allowing U.S. embassies to fly LGBT 'Pride' flags...

U.S. embassy in Moscow displays LGBT "Pride" flag. Embassies will be allowed to fly the rainbow flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag. / hodim/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 20:00 pm (CNA). Secretary of State Antony Blinken is al...

 2021-05-07 01:00 

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Legislators urge Biden to address global religious persecution...

mdgn/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 19:00 pm (CNA). A bipartisan group of members of Congress asked President Biden this week to prioritize responding to global religious persecution. "Religious freedom, one of the most basic human rights...

 2021-05-07 00:01 

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Nigerian priest thought missing resurfaces after followers storm episcopal residence...

Fr. Ejike Mbaka Enugu, Nigeria, May 6, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA). A priest of the Diocese of Enugu who founded Adoration Ministry resurfaced Wednesday, hours after his followers stormed the episcopal residence demanding to know the priest's whereabouts. T...

 2021-05-06 23:00 

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Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra speak at first day of Vatican health conference...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21. / Alex Wong / Getty Images CNA Staff, May...

 2021-05-06 22:00 

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Catholic University receives $20 million donation for nursing school...

Credit: Mehdi Kasumov/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The Catholic University of America has received a $20 million donation to assist 160 nursing students at its nursing school over the next five years. According to the univer...

 2021-05-06 21:00 

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Charleston diocese dismayed at South Carolina legislature's attempt to resume executions...

Fer Gregory/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). The Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, expressed its dismay Thursday after the state House passed a bill effectively allowing the state to resume executions. The legislation, pass...

 2021-05-06 20:01 

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Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest...

cosma/Shutterstock. Santiago, Chile, May 6, 2021 / 14:01 pm (CNA). Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmn Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). The agreement signed in the presence of a notary April...

 2021-05-06 19:50 

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German Catholic bishops' leader: We are not 'schismatics'...

Bishop Georg Btzing of Limburg. / Bistum Limburg. CNA Staff, May 6, 2021 / 13:50 pm (CNA). The chairman of the German Catholic bishops' conference has insisted that the country's Catholics are not "schismatics"; seeking to "detach ourse...

 2021-05-06 19:00 

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Pope Francis to hold general audience with the public on May 12...

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican, Sept. 16, 2020. / Vatican Media. Other photos: Daniel Ibaez/CNA. CNA Staff, May 6, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Members of the public will be able to attend Pope Francis&#...

 2021-05-06 18:00 

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'We are ready to give up our lives': 34 new Swiss Guards take oath to protect the pope...

Swiss Guards at the ceremony in Vatican City's San Damaso Courtyard on May 6, 2021. / EWTN News/Daniel Ibez/Vatican Pool Vatican City, May 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Thirty-four new Swiss Guards were sworn in Thursday in an elaborate ceremony in Vatica...

 2021-05-06 17:00 

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EWTN's Warsaw: Biden's support for abortion, 'transgenderism,' 'couldn't be more disappointing'...

Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network / EWTN Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). The head of the EWTN media network said that President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office "couldn't...

 2021-05-06 15:00 

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Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India...

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2015. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. CNA Staff, May 6, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Thursday that he is praying for the people of India as they face a devastating coronavirus outbreak. In...

 2021-05-06 14:15 

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Swedish hospital praised for halting gender-transitioning for children under 16...

Juanje Garrido/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 08:15 am (CNA). Swedish doctors will no longer prescribe hormones or drugs to halt or delay puberty for children under the age of 16 as part of gender-transitioning procedures. The Karolinska Univ...

 2021-05-06 13:00 

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Pope Francis sends video message to Argentina for feast of Our Lady of Lujan...

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Lujn at his general audience in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace Dec. 2, 2020. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, May 6, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis sent a video message to Argentina Thursday ahead of the...

 2021-05-06 12:10 

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Pope Francis: Migrants bearing brunt of 'aggressive' nationalism and 'radical individualism'...

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016. / L'Osservatore Romano. CNA Staff, May 6, 2021 / 06:10 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Thursday that "aggressive forms of nationalism and radical individua...

 2021-05-06 11:05 

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'Security consultant' says Cardinal Becciu asked her to compile 'files' on Vatican personnel...

St. Peter's Dome. / dade72 via Shutterstock. Rome, Italy, May 6, 2021 / 05:05 am (CNA). Cecilia Marogna, a self-styled security consultant under investigation by the Vatican for embezzlement, has claimed that Cardinal Angelo Becciu asked her to create...

 2021-05-06 09:01 

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Cardinal virtues set the Catholic University Cardinals apart...

Catholic University of America Head Football Coach Mike Gutelius with the Catholic University Cardinals. Credit: Catholic University football team. Washington D.C., May 6, 2021 / 03:01 am (CNA). College football is an intense competition that challenges y...

 2021-05-06 04:00 

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Man charged with arson in connection with Mission San Gabriel fire...

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020 / Jon McCoy/Angelus News Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 22:00 pm (CNA). A California man was charged with arson Tuesday in connection with a fire that ...

 2021-05-06 03:01 

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In Iowa, progress for pro-life constitutional amendment...

Aykut Erdogdu/Shutterstock. Des Moines, Iowa, May 5, 2021 / 21:01 pm (CNA). Iowa lawmakers have laid the groundwork for a proposed state constitutional amendment to prevent recognition of abortion as a legal right, countering a state Supreme Court decisio...

 2021-05-06 02:19 

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Reform may be coming to the chapter of St Peter's Basilica...

Pope Francis prays the rosary before an icon of Our Lady of Help in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021. / Daniel Ibanez/Vatican Pool. Vatican City, May 5, 2021 / 20:19 pm (CNA). That members of the chapter of St. Peter's Basilica were prevented from...

 2021-05-06 01:01 

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Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints...

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Montreal, Canada, May 5, 2021 / 19:01 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine...

 2021-05-06 00:26 

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Archbishop Cordileone after stabbing of Asian women: "we must stop hating one another"...

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone / Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco, Calif., May 5, 2021 / 18:26 pm (CNA). Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, called on local Catholics to "engage in prayer, adora...

 2021-05-06 00:00 

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Upcoming Courage conference to focus on St. Joseph...

St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni / Public domain Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). The Catholic apostolate Courage International will be focusing its upcoming annual conference on St. Joseph, under the theme "St. Joseph: Mod...

 2021-05-05 23:01 

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Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims...

Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock. Mexico City, Mexico, May 5, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the acci...

 2021-05-05 22:00 

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'We are alarmed': Catholic aid groups respond to India's COVID crisis...

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad / Manoej Paateel/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 5, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of ...

 2021-05-05 21:01 

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'Mosques are springing up everywhere', Congolese bishop says amid fear of Islamization...

Stuart Boulton/Shutterstock. Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 5, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen an increase in attacks that target Christians in what a Catholic bishop in the central African country has ...

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