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February 14, 2021
Known as the patron saint of couples for his defense of Christian marriage, St. Valentine was martyred by decapitation on Feb. 14. He is also the inspiration behind the modern-day celebration of Valentine’s Day.
February 11, 2021
“These are unfounded accusations,” Fr. Gabriele Martinelli said during two hours of questioning in a Vatican courtroom on Feb. 10.
February 08, 2021
Pope Francis held a moment of silent prayer for Myanmar (Burma) during his Angelus address on Sunday, expressing his “spiritual closeness," along with "prayers" and "solidarity” with the people of the country.
February 03, 2021
Vatican City, Feb 2, 2021 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican’s doctrinal chief has emphasized the Catholic Church’s duty to promote and protect her teachings as passed down by the Apostles.
February 02, 2021
The memorial of St. Martha was already included on Jan. 29 in the General Roman Calendar before the Second Vatican Council, but St. Lazarus and St. Mary had been originally left off due to uncertainty about the identity of Mary Magdalene. The decree explained that these uncertainties “have been resolved in recent studies and times,” and pointed out that Mary and Lazarus are already commemorated on July 29 in the Roman Martyrology, the Church’s official catalog of martyrs and saints.
January 30, 2021
People in the town of Canicattì, Sicily, have resisted the movement of the relics of Livatino, an Italian magistrate who was murdered by the mafia in 1990 at the age of 37.
December 07, 2020
An open letter written to the Belgian prime minister after the Nov. 29 decree has received some 10,000 signatures as of Dec. 7.
December 03, 2020
The ambulance carried the medical supplies to Torvaianica, about 45 miles south of the Rome city center.
November 30, 2020
Rome (CNA) — Forty-three Italian priests died in November after contracting the coronavirus, as Italy experiences a second wave of the epidemic. According to L’Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, 167 priests have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in February. One Italian bishop also died in
November 27, 2020
“[W]hen human dignity is protected," said the diplomat, " men and women are at liberty to devote themselves with an unhindered conscience to seek the Truth.”
November 25, 2020
Pictured: First Communion at at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Telskuf, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Fr. Karam Shamasha via CNA
November 23, 2020
“That is the choice we have to make daily: what do I feel like doing or what is best for me?” the pope said Nov. 22.
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