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July 15, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Madrid, Spain, Jul 14, 2021 / 05:30 am. A body representing Spain’s medical colleges said on Monday that a government minister’s threat to conscientious objection on abortion is “unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.” The General Council of Official Medical Colleges (CGCOM) was responding to proposed changes to the country’s abortion law announced by Spain’s Equality Minister Irene
June 24, 2021
Staff Reporter
The Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See, Pietro Parolin, made his statements in an interview published on Thursday by the official Vatican News portal.
June 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis refused to accept Cardinal Marx's resignation, instead asking him to stay on as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, confirming his mission and asking him to continue to work for “a spiritual renewal” in the Church.
June 04, 2021
Staff Reporter
"With my resignation," Cardinal Marx wrote, "I would like to make it clear that I am willing to personally bear responsibility not only for any mistakes I might have made, but for the Church as an institution which I have helped to shape and mould over the past decades."
May 20, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis will make the short journey on Monday to the Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, where he will open the 74th General Assembly of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI). The Pope’s message to the Italian bishops will be broadcast live by Vatican Media. A Synodal Journey The theme of this year’s General Assembly is
May 07, 2021
Staff Reporter
An open letter circulating among people of faith in Ireland demands that the government commit to “never again impose a blanket ban on public worship.” The letter, addressed to the Taoiseach (prime minister), calls on the government to respect “the fundamental right of freedom of religion” in accordance with the Irish constitution and international law;
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 30, 2021
Staff Reporter
Beginning on May 10, the government will allow religious services to resume, with a limit of 50 people in attendance, regardless of the size of the worship space or whether worshippers have been vaccinated.
April 08, 2021
Catholic News Agency
It’s a mystery that has puzzled researchers for almost 150 years. In 1878, a wooden box containing two skulls and a cluster of other bones was discovered in an attic in the Welsh town of Holywell.
April 07, 2021
Catholic News Agency
A pro-life group described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of life support for her 5-year-old daughter as “a tragedy.” The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said that Paula Parfitt was “a heroic example of a loving mother” after her legal battle on behalf
April 07, 2021
Catholic News Agency
The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in
March 30, 2021
CNA Staff
Renewing his earlier criticism of the intervention by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the Archbishop of Vienna told the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) March 28 that he was concerned by both the timing and form of the ruling.