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October 13, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
In April, massive demonstrations exploded in Cali and in several Colombian cities. A combination of rising poverty, political dissatisfaction, and the Covid-19 pandemic led many people, especially the youth, to demand President Iván Duque’s impeachment.  After a few months, the mobilization lost momentum, even though a political solution has never emerged. But now many hope
September 30, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Transsexual women are presenting themselves as men to infiltrate Catholic seminaries, a US bishop has said. Bishops should now order physical examinations or DNA tests for candidates for the priesthood, Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee advised members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in a memo. He said that on more than one occasion
September 14, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is today mourning the death of his Catholic mother who has passed away “suddenly and peacefully” in a London hospital. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, 79, had Mr Johnson baptised into her faith as a baby but he elected to worship as an Anglican when he went to Eton College. Few details
September 09, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholics must actively oppose the latest attempt to legalise assisted suicide, the bishops of England and Wales have said in a letter to the laity. The Assisted Dying Bill of Baroness Meacher represents an “unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life” which must be combatted actively through prayer, lobbying and witness, the bishops said. The
September 08, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Pope Francis has united with Orthodox and Anglican leaders to urge people everywhere to “eat, travel, spend, invest and live differently” in an attempt to save the planet from destruction. In their first ever joint statement, the Pope joined Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to plead with people
September 08, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholic bishops have severely criticised the arms trade on the eve of one of the world’s largest fairs. Three English bishops and a Scottish bishop joined justice and peace activist in signing a statement attacking the trade in global weaponry. The intervention comes just days before the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair
September 08, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 14:30 pm Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law went into effect aiming to prohibit most abortions after six weeks.  While the Justice Department “urgently explores all options to challenge” Texas’ new law and “protect the
September 07, 2021
CNA Staff
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 5, 2021 / 18:07 pm Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommunication of prominent Catholic segregationists in the early 1960s as an example of a legitimate response to Catholics politicians who support “a great moral evil.” In an op-ed
September 06, 2021
CNA Staff
Budapest, Hungary, Sep 6, 2021 / 04:25 am A Russian Orthodox leader said on Monday that belief in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist unites Catholics and Orthodox believers despite their divisions. Delivering the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 6, Metropolitan Hilarion outlined the Orthodox understanding of
September 04, 2021
Simon Caldwell
  The Archbishop of Canterbury has accepted the resignation of a traditionalist “flying” bishop who wishes to convert to the Catholic faith. Bishop Jonathan Goodall of Ebbsfleet will on Wednesday step down as an Anglican bishop after eight years following a period of reflection which, he said, was “among the most testing periods of my
September 02, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis puts a cheery gloss on drama in Germany, denies rumours of his stepping down and praises the toothless Child Protection Commission in his interview with COPE's Carlos Herrera
September 01, 2021
Sarah Sands
Visionary craftsman-artist David Montalto has used dust from the moon to create a Cross for the Cosmos. Here is his extraordinary story
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