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November 10, 2021
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Vatican City, Nov 9, 2021 / 06:00 am Pope Francis is praying for Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi after an attempted assassination attack on his home with armed drones. The pope expressed his “prayerful closeness” in a telegram released by the Vatican on Nov. 9 in which the attack in Baghdad was condemned as a “vile act
November 10, 2021
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Vatican City, Nov 9, 2021 / 10:30 am The Vatican on Tuesday announced that the canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld and six others will take place in Rome on May 15, 2022. Who was Charles de Foucauld? De Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit,
November 10, 2021
CNA Staff
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 10, 2021
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nov 9, 2021 / 17:01 pm Peaceful sidewalk efforts to reach women considering an abortion are in peril if a proposed “draconian” Northern Ireland bill passes, pro-life advocates have warned, calling for concerned citizens to respond to the public comment period ending on Friday, Nov. 12. “The purpose of the bill is
November 09, 2021
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Vatican City, Nov 9, 2021 / 03:00 am The recent appointment of new leaders at the Vatican City State shows Pope Francis’ determination to break some circuits of power, but at the same time preserve the severely tested finances of the world’s smallest state. On Nov. 4, the pope unexpectedly chose the Franciscan Sister Raffaella Petrini as
November 09, 2021
CNA Staff
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
CNA Staff
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 09, 2021
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Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2021 / 08:00 am Catholic bishops in France announced Monday that they have agreed to “a vast program of renewal” of governance practices in response to a landmark report on clerical sex abuse. Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French bishops’ conference, said Nov. 8 that the bishops had decided
November 08, 2021
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Pope Francis on Saturday praised the worldwide Christian marriage ministry Retrouvaille for giving spouses the opportunity to overcome crises in their relationship and grow as a couple. The pope met members of Retrouvaille at the Vatican Nov. 6. The lay-led ministry runs a Christian program to help struggling couples overcome difficulties and restore their marriage.
November 08, 2021
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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 6, 2021 / 17:26 pm When Loyola Marymount University student Megan Glaudini heard that her university was not stopping an on-campus fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, she felt “convicted” that she needed to do something.  “Upon hearing about the Planned Parenthood fundraiser on campus, originally, I was just completely disgusted and embarrassed,
November 08, 2021
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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 7, 2021 / 17:22 pm A child’s tip led police to arrest a Catholic youth leader in McLean, Virginia, on nine counts of aggravated sexual battery on Nov. 1. Antonio Pérez-Alcalá, 75, is accused of sexually assaulting minors while serving as a local leader for Secular Institute Stabat Mater, a program dedicated
November 05, 2021
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CNA Staff, Nov 4, 2021 / 12:10 pm Loyola Marymount University says it will not block a student club from hosting a fundraiser Friday for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, despite a petition drive that says it’s an “egregious violation” to hold the event on the Catholic institution’s Los Angeles campus. The student group, Women in
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