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November 22, 2021
A Catholic priest, parishioners, and Catholic school children were injured when an SUV plowed into marchers during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has said. “Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during the tragic incident in Waukesha,” the archdiocese’s communications director, Sandra Peterson,
November 19, 2021
The relics of St Bernadette are to tour the churches of Britain next year, the bishops have announced. A section of bone from her thigh is to be taken to the major cathedrals and churches of the dioceses of England, Scotland and Wales in autumn 2022. It will give British Catholics the chance to make
November 19, 2021
Catholics march on ‘Day of Action’ in support of new climate change policies
November 19, 2021
In the eight years since his election, Pope Francis has been an active lawmaker. Beyond his well-publicized reforms, there have been many other significant but hidden legislative changes.  When making these alterations, Pope Francis has mostly acted alone. The Vatican departments that normally oversee and harmonize new legislation with existing laws have been marginalized.  This
November 19, 2021
The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, is overturned, says the incoming chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’  Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “If Roe is overturned, the issue, as I understand it, goes back to the states and the
November 19, 2021
After the U.S. State Department released its list of countries with the most egregious religious freedom violations this week, human rights advocates expressed shock that Nigeria was removed from this year’s list. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a statement on Nov. 17 saying that it was “appalled” at the State Department’s “unexplainable” decision
November 18, 2021
Churches are naïve if they support the asylum claims of Muslim migrants who seek to avoid deportation by converting to Christianity, a high-profile former Anglican bishop has said following a failed bomb attack in Liverpool. Fr Michael Nazir-Ali said reports that people-traffickers were advising migrants to strengthen their claims by becoming Christians were “well-founded”. Although
November 17, 2021
Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The chairmen-elect will serve in the role for one year before assuming the position of “chairman” at the 2022 Fall General Assembly.  Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen defeated Archbishop Paul Etienne
November 17, 2021
According to newly published data from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the number of hate crimes against Christians in Europe rose sharply in 2020. The OSCE data, published Nov. 16, documented 980 incidents against Christians, including arson attacks on Catholic churches, desecration and robbery of Eucharistic hosts, assaults on priests, and anti-Catholic graffiti
November 17, 2021
The Australian Cardinal returns to Oxford to deliver the Newman Society's annual Thomas More Lecture
November 17, 2021
A Vatican judge’s partial turnaround at a hearing earlier this month is a significant plot twist in the finance trial that kicked off this summer. The prosecution has 10 defendants, with many different charges against them, most linked to the management of funds in the Vatican Secretariat of State, particularly to the purchase of a luxury property
November 16, 2021
Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2021 / 17:24 pm When the call went out for men to march and pray for the unborn in Baltimore on Monday, Gabriel Vance and his extended family turned out in droves. A caravan of 20 of his family members made the seven-hour trek from Columbus, Ohio, including his own three
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