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November 03, 2020
November 03, 2020
A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended. Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague announced the reactivation of his account Oct. 31, but said that he had received no explanation for its suspension. The cardinal, who was imprisoned by the communist authorities in 1981-82, compared present-day
November 03, 2020
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined Anglican, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu leaders in an open letter opposing a ban on public worship
November 03, 2020
Pope Francis has sent condolences to the people of Austria after deadly terror attacks in Vienna that began Monday evening near Seitenstettengasse synagogue at roughly 8 p.m. when multiple suspects opened fire on passers-by.
November 03, 2020
Austria’s bishops are praying for the victims of Monday night’s terror attack in Vienna
November 03, 2020
The President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference has been admitted to intensive care with coronavirus. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, was transferred to the intensive care unit at the “Santa Maria della Misericordia” hospital in Perugia overnight, ACI Stampa reports. The 78-year-old cardinal is reportedly “alert and collaborating” with doctors. The Permanent
November 03, 2020
Christmas Vigil Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh this year may begin as early as 2 pm on Christmas Eve.
November 03, 2020
A court in Brazil has forbidden a pro-abortion group from using the word “Catholic” in its name because its aims are “incompatible” with Catholic values. Judge José Carlos Ferreira Alves of the São Paulo State court ruled that Catholics for the Right to Decide (CDD) must change their name because “[b]y advocating the right to
November 03, 2020
Civilian deaths and police resignations follow wave of George Floyd protests
November 03, 2020
Faith leaders across the United Kingdom have united to challenge the government’s decision to ban services of worship from Thursday, when tougher lockdown measures will be implemented across the country. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster and the most senior Catholic in the UK said that the ban is “a source of deep anguish”. “Whilst
November 03, 2020
The Catholic Herald reported on then-Fr. Leatherby's case in August of this year.
November 03, 2020
The British government’s announcement of plans for a second prolonged round of restrictions on commerce and social activity did not sit well with senior clergy in England’s Catholic Church. At least six bishops have questioned the decision to ban public acts of worship from Thursday, including the president and vice-president of the Bishops’ Conference. Almost