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November 19, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholics march on ‘Day of Action’ in support of new climate change policies
November 19, 2021
Andrea Gagliarducci/CNA
In the eight years since his election, Pope Francis has been an active lawmaker. Beyond his well-publicized reforms, there have been many other significant but hidden legislative changes.  When making these alterations, Pope Francis has mostly acted alone. The Vatican departments that normally oversee and harmonize new legislation with existing laws have been marginalized.  This
November 19, 2021
Katie Yoder/CNA
The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, is overturned, says the incoming chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’  Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “If Roe is overturned, the issue, as I understand it, goes back to the states and the
November 19, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
After the U.S. State Department released its list of countries with the most egregious religious freedom violations this week, human rights advocates expressed shock that Nigeria was removed from this year’s list. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a statement on Nov. 17 saying that it was “appalled” at the State Department’s “unexplainable” decision
November 18, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Churches are naïve if they support the asylum claims of Muslim migrants who seek to avoid deportation by converting to Christianity, a high-profile former Anglican bishop has said following a failed bomb attack in Liverpool. Fr Michael Nazir-Ali said reports that people-traffickers were advising migrants to strengthen their claims by becoming Christians were “well-founded”. Although
November 17, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The chairmen-elect will serve in the role for one year before assuming the position of “chairman” at the 2022 Fall General Assembly.  Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen defeated Archbishop Paul Etienne
November 17, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
According to newly published data from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the number of hate crimes against Christians in Europe rose sharply in 2020. The OSCE data, published Nov. 16, documented 980 incidents against Christians, including arson attacks on Catholic churches, desecration and robbery of Eucharistic hosts, assaults on priests, and anti-Catholic graffiti
November 17, 2021
Serenhedd James
The Australian Cardinal returns to Oxford to deliver the Newman Society's annual Thomas More Lecture
November 17, 2021
Andrea Gagliarducci/CNA
A Vatican judge’s partial turnaround at a hearing earlier this month is a significant plot twist in the finance trial that kicked off this summer. The prosecution has 10 defendants, with many different charges against them, most linked to the management of funds in the Vatican Secretariat of State, particularly to the purchase of a luxury property
November 16, 2021
Shannon Mullen
Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2021 / 17:24 pm When the call went out for men to march and pray for the unborn in Baltimore on Monday, Gabriel Vance and his extended family turned out in droves. A caravan of 20 of his family members made the seven-hour trek from Columbus, Ohio, including his own three
November 16, 2021
Simon Caldwell
More than three million human embryos have been created and destroyed by scientists in the UK the last 30 years, government figures have revealed. The Department of Health has disclosed that between August 1991 and December 2019 a total of 3,106,319 embryos were artificially produced then discarded. The majority are surplus to in vitro fertilisation
November 16, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
A Rhode Island District Court judge on Monday entered “no plea” on behalf of Father James Jackson, FSSP, a Providence-based priest who is facing state and federal child pornography charges.  Jackson, who until recently was pastor at a parish in suburban Denver, is facing state charges consisting of possession of child pornography, transfer of child
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