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April 07, 2021
A pro-life group described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of life support for her 5-year-old daughter as “a tragedy.” The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said that Paula Parfitt was “a heroic example of a loving mother” after her legal battle on behalf
April 07, 2021
The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in
April 06, 2021
The Guardian's John Harris has no religion and regrets the loss of fellowship and shared meaning that religion provides the religious. His answer will not provide them. Only religion can do that.
April 06, 2021
Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in the region and around the country; the number of families receiving weekly meals at Catholic Charities increased tenfold during the pandemic. Fr. John Enzler, president and CEO at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. told CNA that a looming eviction crisis will soon become a massive problem.
April 05, 2021
When it comes to stepping on their own message, neither the pope nor the Vatican has need of the press corps’ help. This time, however, it's different.
April 04, 2021
Pope Francis noted the restrictions under which Christians in many parts of the world – owing to the pandemic and other reasons – are worshipping this Easter. “Once again this year,” Pope Francis said, “in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.”
April 03, 2021
Pope Francis reflected on the wonder of the women at hearing the angel's words: “Do not be afraid! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen,” and, “He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.”
April 03, 2021
"Having celebrated so many ceremonies in an empty Westminster Cathedral, often with heart heavy at the strangeness of it all," writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Easter reflection for Catholic Herald readers, "I so look forward to those gatherings of the Church which affirm and give life to us all."
April 03, 2021
The Easter Liturgy declares this to be "the light of Christ rising in glory" dispelling the darkness of all hearts and minds and making the life of grace possible for us.
April 03, 2021
Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark made a pastoral visit to the church on Saturday. The archbishop spoke with clergy and a number of parishioners present at the church, assuring them of his closeness in prayer and offering them his support following the incident.
April 03, 2021
I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in Hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead.
April 03, 2021
Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2, 2021. Image ©Vatican Media CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. With Italy still facing coronavirus restrictions,