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July 20, 2021
By Courtney Mares. Rome, Italy, Jul 19, 2021 / 16:00 pm. The former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has critiqued Pope Francis’ recent restrictions on extraordinary form Masses as “harsh” compared to his modest response to the “massive attacks on the unity of the Church” posed by the Synodal Way
July 16, 2021
Vatican City, Jul 16, 2021 / 04:45 am. Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. In the motu proprio, issued July 16, the pope made sweeping changes to his predecessor Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, which acknowledged the right of all priests to say
July 15, 2021
Madrid, Spain, Jul 14, 2021 / 05:30 am. A body representing Spain’s medical colleges said on Monday that a government minister’s threat to conscientious objection on abortion is “unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.” The General Council of Official Medical Colleges (CGCOM) was responding to proposed changes to the country’s abortion law announced by Spain’s Equality Minister Irene
July 15, 2021
Vatican City, Jul 15, 2021 / 09:00 am. Members of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy met in person on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the Holy See’s final balance for 2020 and its investment policy. The July 14-15 meeting was the first time that the body has met face-to-face since Pope Francis nominated six women to
July 14, 2021
The car, with darkened windows, taking Pope Francis back to the Vatican after his stay at the Gemelli hospital for colon surgery.   By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 14, 2021 / 04:30 am Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday after spending 11 days in a Rome hospital to recover from colon surgery.
July 13, 2021
Camagüey, Cuba, Jul 12, 2021 / 12:03 pm. Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday. Protests took place across the island July 11. According to information confirmed by CNA’s sister agency, ACI Prensa, the priest is being held at
July 12, 2021
Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 12, 2021 / 05:30 am. Pope Francis will visit Scotland “for a very short time” in November, a spokesperson for the country’s bishops’ conference said Monday. The pope is expected to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow on Nov. 1-12. “The pope will be in
July 10, 2021
La Crosse, Wis., Jul 9, 2021 / 12:11 pm. Fr. James Altman has been removed from ministry after Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse sought privately to correct the priest for his inflammatory, though in some circles popular, commentary on social media. “The obligation of a bishop is to ensure that all who serve the
July 09, 2021
London, England, Jul 7, 2021 / 08:05 am. A woman with Down syndrome said on Tuesday that a U.K. law allowing abortion up to birth for disability made her feel that she was “better off dead.” Heidi Crowter, a 26-year-old from Coventry, in central England, made the comment outside the High Court in London on
July 05, 2021
The international fellowship Una Voce asks Pope Francis to protect the Latin Mass from bishops and others who want to restrict or suppress it. They pointed to its growth around the world and its appeal to all sorts of Catholics, especially families with children. The Latin Mass should remain part of the "unity in variety" Pope Francis has called for.
June 30, 2021
Bishop Robert Barron asked Catholic Democrats if they would support laws protecting a baby who survived an abortion. They said no. How can you work with them? If Democratic legislators want true dialogue, they must move toward common ground by protecting a child that has already survived the traumatic attempt on its life.
June 25, 2021
Vatican City, Jun 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm. Pope Francis told a group of Lutheran leaders on Friday that the desire for unity grows the more Christians understand how much Christ suffers over our divisions. In a June 25 meeting with representatives of the Lutheran World Federation, the pope said: “The passion for unity matures
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