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May 14, 2021
Georgia Gilholy
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly moving toward renewing the parliamentary debate on assisted suicide legislation.
May 13, 2021
Benwen Lopez
Since a second wave of infections hit India in April, new cases have exceeded 300,000 per day, with the daily death toll climbing above 4,100 earlier this week.
May 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
On May 13, the Saint Francis Leprosy Guild celebrates the birth of their founder, Kate Marsden, born in north London on this day in 1859. As a young woman, Marsden was inspired by stories of Father Damien Molokai, later recognised as a Saint for his work among lepers in Hawaii. Marsden became a nurse, working
May 13, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Witnesses contradicted themselves and each other on Wednesday, when they gave evidence in a trial dealing with charges of abuse and coverup at the Saint Pius X minor seminary -- a college for boys aged 12 to 18 years, who are considering the priesthood and serve at papal events in St. Peter’s Basilica -- in the Vatican.  
May 13, 2021
António Marujo
Eight million messages from all over the world make up the Mail of Our Lady, a section of the archive of the Shrine of Fatima, in Portugal, practically unknown until now. The Catholic Herald went to get to know this collection of messages, which reveal the profound & frequently familiar relationship that many believers have with the Virgin Mary.
May 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
Muslim leaders in Pakistan intervened after nurses at a mental health centre in Lahore were accused insulting Islam on social media. Pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need reported that three nurses at the Punjab Institute for Mental Health faced accusations of blasphemy related to a video uploaded to a nurse’s WhatsApp group. The
May 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Recognition should be given to those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis,” says Pope Francis
May 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
The so-called “Liebe Gewinnt” (“Love Wins”) movement comes in response to a document from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which said that the Church has no power to bless “unions of persons of the same sex.”
May 10, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
Inmates’ relatives outside the Dom Bosco Juvenile Detention Centre, where detainees rioted in April of 2020 after authorities suspended family visits to prevent the spread of coronavirus. April 18, 2020. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP via Getty Images)   Inmates’ relatives, pastoral workers decry insufficient information, safety measures By Eduardo
May 07, 2021
Staff Reporter
“It is paramount,” the Council say explains, “that we do not lower our guard in adhering strictly to the wearing of masks at all times in the worship service; the washing of hands with soap or sanitization before and after the service; sanitizing of all microphones and shared material; regular sanitizing of the places of worship; adequate social distancing in the places of worship.”
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 05, 2021
Staff Reporter
In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paluku Sikuli Melchisédech of Butembo-Beni, in the north-eastern part of the country, says the government’s inaction in the face of the crisis is either “weakness, or it is complicity.”