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November 17, 2021
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Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The chairmen-elect will serve in the role for one year before assuming the position of “chairman” at the 2022 Fall General Assembly.  Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen defeated Archbishop Paul Etienne
November 17, 2021
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According to newly published data from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the number of hate crimes against Christians in Europe rose sharply in 2020. The OSCE data, published Nov. 16, documented 980 incidents against Christians, including arson attacks on Catholic churches, desecration and robbery of Eucharistic hosts, assaults on priests, and anti-Catholic graffiti
November 17, 2021
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A Vatican judge’s partial turnaround at a hearing earlier this month is a significant plot twist in the finance trial that kicked off this summer. The prosecution has 10 defendants, with many different charges against them, most linked to the management of funds in the Vatican Secretariat of State, particularly to the purchase of a luxury property
November 16, 2021
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A Rhode Island District Court judge on Monday entered “no plea” on behalf of Father James Jackson, FSSP, a Providence-based priest who is facing state and federal child pornography charges.  Jackson, who until recently was pastor at a parish in suburban Denver, is facing state charges consisting of possession of child pornography, transfer of child
November 16, 2021
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Speaking at an event for a diocesan charity to which he is alleged to have illicitly given Vatican funds, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said on Sunday that he had “favoured” his diocese but questioned why it was considered “scandalous.” According to the local newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, during a Nov. 14 conference unveiling a new charitable initiative,
November 15, 2021
CNA Staff
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
CNA Staff
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 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
On Friday, the Grand Magistry of the Order of Malta announced the death of Fra’ Matthew Festing, the 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who died in Malta, aged 71. Elected in March 2008, the charismatic Amplefordian served as Grand Master until January 2017 after being forced to resign by the Vatican
November 12, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
St. Louis, Mo., Nov 11, 2021 / 17:01 pm A cross-shaped display of flags commemorating the lives lost in abortion was targeted by vandals at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit school, soon after it was set up on campus Monday morning. The university’s pro-life group, a Students for Life chapter, set up hundreds of small
November 12, 2021
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Madrid, Spain, Nov 11, 2021 / 16:00 pm An international 40 Days for Life director has said a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics is a “threat to democracy.” Tomislav Cunovic, director of 40 Days for Life for International Affairs, told ACI Prensa,
November 12, 2021
CNA Staff
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
Courtney Mares/CNA
Vatican City, Nov 11, 2021 / 05:00 am Pope Francis has called care for God’s creation one of “the great moral issues of our time” in a letter expressing his regret that he could not attend the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. “Time is running out; this occasion must not be wasted, lest we have to
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