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February 22, 2021
Houthi rebels in Yemen have continued their advance on the government’s northern stronghold of Marib after the Biden administration cuts aid to Saudi-backed coalition.
February 22, 2021
CNA Staff, Feb 20, 2021 / 03:11 pm MT (CNA).- A group of Catholic women in France has launched a manifesto to underscore the “beauty of the women's specific vocation.”
February 21, 2021
Most of the changes are technical and procedural, and – as my friend, John Allen Jr, rightly noted – are designed to dispel or at least mitigate the impression, general among Vatican insiders, that “Vatican Justice” is heavily weighted against defendants, who are typically laymen and laywomen or clergy of the lower ranks.
February 20, 2021
Active Catholics can look down on the "slackers," like those who go to the "utility Mass" on Sunday evening, for just barely fulfilling their obligation. Some ask why they even bother going.
February 20, 2021
With the positions of archpriest and vicar general, Cardinal Mauro Gambetti was also appointed president of the Fabric of St. Peter, the office responsible for maintenance of the basilica.
February 20, 2021
A communiqué from the Press Office of the Holy See said the visit lasted about an hour.
February 20, 2021
A single line from the Press Office of the Holy See announced the news on Saturday morning.
February 20, 2021
George Spencer (1799–1864), son of the 2nd Earl Spencer, was first an Anglican priest. He converted to Catholicism to become a Catholic priest and eventually became a Passionist, taking the name of Ignatius. he worked tirelessly as a missionary in the service of Christian unity. In decrees signed on Friday, Pope Francis recognised the priest's "heroic virtues" and declared him Venerable. 
February 19, 2021
"They need to hear from Church leaders like me," Archbishop Martin says, saying also that it is “no wonder" so many victims of abuse find it difficult to forgive or to trust the Church.
February 19, 2021
Dr Myriam Wijlens, a canon law professor at the University of Erfurt and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, told Vatican News the work of the Commission has recently focused on "balancing Confidentiality, Transparency and Accountability”.
February 19, 2021
The Los Angeles gathering is this year taking place from February 18-21, and is being held online under the banner: “Proclaim the Promise!”
February 19, 2021
Our liturgical recognition of the Coptic Martyrs," argues Fr Hugh Somerville Knapman OSB, "would offer an icon to the world of the heavenly communion that all who have died for Christ now share in Him."