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November 16, 2021
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanović highlighted the situation of the Catholic minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina during a visit to the Vatican on Monday. The Holy See press office said on Nov. 15 that after meeting with Pope Francis, Milanović held discussions with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and “foreign minister” Archbishop Paul Gallagher. “During the
November 15, 2021
Famed ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre called upon academia and other Catholics and intellectuals, to invest in the “expensive conversation” about justice, and to sharpen their understanding of what constitutes human dignity. MacIntyre, whose teaching career spans 70 years and includes some of the most important books on virtue ethics such as “After Virtue” and “Dependent Rational
November 15, 2021
Denver Newsroom, Nov 13, 2021 / 10:41 am Former Congressman Dan Lipinski has urged faithful to be “Catholics first” in the public square, putting their faith above an excessive loyalty to party, personal comfort, or fear.  In an address at the University of Notre Dame’s de Nicola Fall Conference on Nov. 12, Lipinski said that the recent
November 12, 2021
Fatima, Portugal, Nov 12, 2021 / 03:30 am Portugal’s Catholic bishops said on Thursday that they have approved the creation of an independent commission to investigate clerical sexual abuse.  The bishops announced the decision on Nov. 11 at the end of their plenary assembly at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.  Acknowledging the work of diocesan
November 11, 2021
Ravenna, Italy, Nov 11, 2021 / 04:20 am The poet Dante famously traveled through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in his masterpiece the “Divine Comedy.” Now, Catholics have a chance to follow in his footsteps — his earthly ones, that is.  Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route that takes pilgrims from the Byzantine splendor of the city
November 10, 2021
Munich, Germany, Nov 9, 2021 / 14:00 pm An influential Catholic theologian has said that the German Synodal Way’s “original sin” was setting aside Pope Francis’ call to focus on evangelisation. Cardinal Walter Kasper has repeatedly expressed concern about the multi-year process bringing together Germany’s bishops and laypeople to discuss the way power is exercised in the
November 09, 2021
Warsaw, Poland, Nov 9, 2021 / 04:00 am The Catholic Church in Poland will hold a collection this month for migrants facing deteriorating conditions on the country’s border with Belarus. Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, appealed to Catholics to aid the thousands of migrants caught up in a “humanitarian catastrophe”
November 09, 2021
The Vatican’s liturgy chief has said that the Traditional Latin Mass was “abrogated by Pope Saint Paul VI.” Archbishop Arthur Roche made the comment in a letter dated Aug. 4 to the English Cardinal Vincent Nichols.  The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was replying to a letter
November 02, 2021
Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2021 / 05:00 am U.S. senators have celebrated the first anniversary of a declaration affirming that there is “no international right to abortion.” Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced a concurrent resolution on Oct. 28 marking a year since the launch of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and
November 01, 2021
Tortosa, Spain, Oct 31, 2021 / 08:00 am A Vatican cardinal beatified four martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on Saturday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Francesco Cástor Sojo López and three companions blessed at a Mass on Oct. 30 in Tortosa Cathedral, Catalonia.  In his homily, Semeraro
October 29, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Oct 29, 2021 / 04:25 am On the eve of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, a U.S. cardinal said that Catholic bishops have a “sacred duty” to apply canon law by advising pro-abortion politicians not to receive Holy Communion. In a 2,800-word statement issued on Oct. 28, Cardinal Raymond Burke recalled his efforts
October 29, 2021
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Oct 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm An English bishop has said that a proposed anti-discrimination law could force an island’s Catholic schools to close. In a letter dated Oct. 23, Bishop Philip Egan said that the new policy “puts all Catholic schools in Guernsey under threat.” The island in the English Channel, which
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