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November 25, 2021
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A pieta painting displayed at The Catholic University of America’s law school that some see as depicting George Floyd in the place of Jesus was stolen Tuesday night, the school announced. But in an email Wednesday, Nov. 24, President John Garvey said the artwork — which sparked a social media backlash and an ongoing petition
November 24, 2021
Kelsey Wicks CNA
Efforts to redefine women undermine their feminine dignity and unjustly pressure them to resort to abortions to keep pace with men in the workforce, a panel of women scholars said earlier this month in a discussion that highlighted the harmful consequences of de-sexing society. Titled “The Dignity of the Sexed Body: Asymmetry, Equality, and Real
November 24, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
The Australian Archdiocese of Brisbane has announced that all archdiocesan employees, including clergy, contractors and some volunteers, must be fully vaccinated by 15th December in accord with the state’s mandate unless they have a medical exemption.  “As we view the situation in Australia and internationally, it is clear that vaccination is the most effective way
November 24, 2021
Staff Reporter
On a crisp and sombre November day at a packed out Westminster Cathedral, His Eminence Cardinal Nichols was the Principal Celebrant at the Requiem Mass for Sir David Amess MP, who had been MP for Southend West until his murder on October 15th at a parliamentary surgery. His body lay to rest in the crypt of
November 24, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian has filed a lawsuit against McCarrick and the Newark archdiocese. “I’m only doing the lawsuit mainly because three years ago when I did that, I also wrote a letter to Cardinal (Joseph) Tobin, and the
November 23, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
Father Jean Pierre Schumacher, one of two monks who survived the Tibhirine abbey massacre in Algeria in 1996, has died at the age of 97. Schumacher died in Morocco, where he had been living in a Trappist monastery in Midelt, on Nov. 21, the feast of Christ the King. The late monk served as the
November 23, 2021
Katie Yoder/CNA
Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians recently united for a day of prayer in anticipation for an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case concerning abortion.  “Our Christian churches and all people of goodwill must pray, fast, and work harder to end this pandemic of child sacrifice,” Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., said at the
November 23, 2021
Kate Olivera/CNA
San Francisco, Calif., Nov 22, 2021 / 19:19 pm The archbishop of San Francisco has encouraged students at a local Catholic high school to reject the lies of the abortion industry and become courageous advocates for life, following a boycott of a pro-life assembly at the school.  “Do not be victims of the culture,” Archbishop
November 22, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days will not be restored in time for Christmas because of the continuing threat from COVID-19. The bishops of England and Wales wanted to bring back the obligation by the First Sunday of Advent but have conceded that the pandemic meant it was still too dangerous
November 22, 2021
Luke Coppen CNA
A Catholic priest guillotined by the Nazis in 1942 was declared blessed on Saturday.  Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification of Fr. Jan Macha at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice, southwest Poland, on Nov. 20. Preaching at the live-streamed Mass, the Italian cardinal said: “The witness
November 22, 2021
CNA Staff
A Catholic priest, parishioners, and Catholic school children were injured when an SUV plowed into marchers during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has said. “Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during the tragic incident in Waukesha,” the archdiocese’s communications director, Sandra Peterson,
November 19, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The relics of St Bernadette are to tour the churches of Britain next year, the bishops have announced. A section of bone from her thigh is to be taken to the major cathedrals and churches of the dioceses of England, Scotland and Wales in autumn 2022. It will give British Catholics the chance to make
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