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September 30, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Transsexual women are presenting themselves as men to infiltrate Catholic seminaries, a US bishop has said. Bishops should now order physical examinations or DNA tests for candidates for the priesthood, Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee advised members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in a memo. He said that on more than one occasion
September 08, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 14:30 pm Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law went into effect aiming to prohibit most abortions after six weeks.  While the Justice Department “urgently explores all options to challenge” Texas’ new law and “protect the
August 20, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
After three months of continuous demonstrations against President Iván Duque’s administration, Colombia does not seem to be any closer to a political solution for the widespread social unrest.  The Church had been mediating talks between the government and social movements. Although the negotiation with part of them was suspended, Catholic leaders are still trying to
July 08, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis has expressed his “sadness” over the “heinous assassination” of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, and condemned “all forms of violence [used] as a means of resolving crises and conflicts.” The Pope’s sentiments were conveyed in a telegram sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father. The Pope offered
June 28, 2021
Staff Reporter
Two Catholic churches on indigenous land in western Canada burnt to the ground on Saturday, less than a week after two other nearby churches were set ablaze. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the fires. RCMP Sergeant Jason Bayda said, “The investigations into the previous fires and these two new fires are ongoing with
June 21, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
Over the past few weeks, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s regime has arrested 17 political leaders of the opposition, including four potential candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for November.
June 10, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
Cover image: Primatial Cathedral of Bogotá, Colombia, by Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0   The Bishops of Colombia will renew the country’s consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as an expression “of the fervent yearning of the Catholic Church for unity, peace, and reconciliation in Colombia.” Cardinal Rubén Salazar, the Archbishop
June 03, 2021
Staff Reporter
“Through prayer, education, and public action during Religious Freedom Week, the USCCB hopes to promote the essential right of religious freedom for Catholics and for those of all faiths.”
May 25, 2021
Staff Reporter
“The Review Board has concluded there is insufficient reason to suspect Father Pfleger is guilty of these allegations,” wrote Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, in a letter to the St Sabina “faith community,” where Fr Pfleger has long served as senior pastor.
May 03, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
Eduardo Campos Limareports that the bishop at the centre of the controversy says he is leaving Ecuador and returning to his native Spain with clear conscience.
April 29, 2021
Priscilla Huff
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, urging national unity while also proposing an ambitious - and inevitably contentious - legislative agenda.
April 21, 2021
Priscilla Huff
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury deliberated about 10 hours before coming back with their unanimous findings. The National Fraternal Order of Police says the justice system worked as it should, that the trial was fair and the process was served.
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