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May 21, 2022
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has announced that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in his archdiocese, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion. Cordileone said on May 20 that the step was “purely pastoral, not political” and came
January 07, 2022
A parish in Nottingham has asked Catholics not to attend Mass if they are “not vaccinated and/or won’t wear a mask.” The Parish of the Holy Family in the east of the city issued the request most recently in a newsletter on Boxing Day. Under the heading “Keeping safe,” the parish asked Massgoers to use
January 04, 2022
A cardinal has spoken of his gratitude at being honoured by Queen Elizabeth II in the British monarch’s annual New Year’s list. Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, a former president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, was made an OBE — or Officer of the Order of the British Empire — by the Queen on
November 22, 2021
A Catholic priest guillotined by the Nazis in 1942 was declared blessed on Saturday.  Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification of Fr. Jan Macha at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice, southwest Poland, on Nov. 20. Preaching at the live-streamed Mass, the Italian cardinal said: “The witness
September 13, 2021
Warsaw, Poland, Sep 12, 2021 / 07:00 am A Vatican cardinal beatified two towering figures of 20th-century Polish Catholicism on Sunday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka blessed at a Mass at the Temple of Divine Providence in Poland’s capital, Warsaw.  He
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