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April 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads the telegram from Pope Francis, signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, "His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family."
April 09, 2021
The Catholic Herald
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." The statement from the Royal Family went on to say: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning [Friday, April 9, 2021] at Windsor Castle."
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
April 06, 2021
Matt Hadro/CNA
Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in the region and around the country; the number of families receiving weekly meals at Catholic Charities increased tenfold during the pandemic. Fr. John Enzler, president and CEO at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. told CNA that a looming eviction crisis will soon become a massive problem.
April 03, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis reflected on the wonder of the women at hearing the angel's words: “Do not be afraid! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen,” and, “He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.”
April 03, 2021
CNA Staff
Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark made a pastoral visit to the church on Saturday. The archbishop spoke with clergy and a number of parishioners present at the church, assuring them of his closeness in prayer and offering them his support following the incident.
April 03, 2021
CNA Staff
Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2, 2021. Image ©Vatican Media CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. With Italy still facing coronavirus restrictions,
April 03, 2021
Priscilla Huff
It is thought this was not an act of terror or an attack in the vein of the political violence of January 6, 2021.
April 02, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"Fomenting division," Cardinal Cantalamessa said, "is the work par excellence of the one whose name is diabolos -- that is, the divider."
April 02, 2021
CNA Staff
Some sources trace the tradition back to Peruvian Jesuit priest Francisco del Castillo, who in 1660 preached for three hours on Good Friday, comparing the sufferings of Christ with the sufferings of the slaves and indigenous people.