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September 01, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The former head of the UK’s largest private abortion provider has come to the defence of a Catholic university chaplain “cancelled” for expressing his pro-life opinions. Ann Furedi, until recently the chief executive officer of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), said Nottingham University was “stupid” for refusing to recognise Fr David Palmer as chaplain
August 31, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2021 / 16:10 pm Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers for illegal abortions. The law bans most abortions in the state after the detection of a fetal heartbeat – as early as five weeks into pregnancy On Monday,
August 30, 2021
CNA Staff
Nottingham, England, Aug 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm A university in England has refused to recognize a Catholic priest as a chaplain over comments that he posted on social media. The University of Nottingham, in central England, confirmed on Aug. 25 that it had declined to give official recognition to Fr. David Palmer, a priest
August 29, 2021
Fr Richard Ounsworth OP
The Roman Lectionary derives from a similar, cyclical Jewish rite. It is a perpetual reminder of how the life of Christ fulfils the promise God made to Israel
August 26, 2021
Jaspreet Singh Boparai
With the clergy seemingly intent on blotting out tradition, the Church finds itself engaged in another unedifying culture war
August 26, 2021
Simon Caldwell
As MPs debate a Bill allowing assisted suicide in the UK, new research highlights the emotional toll it takes on medical staff
August 25, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The bishops of England and Wales have urged Catholics to write urgently to peers to ask them to speak against the Assisted Dying Bill when it comes before the House of Lords in the autumn. In the first major intervention by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales since the introduction of the Private Member’s
August 20, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
After three months of continuous demonstrations against President Iván Duque’s administration, Colombia does not seem to be any closer to a political solution for the widespread social unrest.  The Church had been mediating talks between the government and social movements. Although the negotiation with part of them was suspended, Catholic leaders are still trying to
August 16, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A mother of a disabled boy is asking the Canadian government to extend euthanasia to children so a lethal injection might be given to her son. Karie-Lyn Pelletier, from L’Islet, says she wants to be able to end the life of her four-year-old boy, Abel, if his condition further deteriorates. The child suffers from Mednik
August 13, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
After the preliminary audience in the Vatican’s maxi-trial of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and nine others on charges they bilked, swindled, hoodwinked, cheated, threatened, extorted, and/or stole millions from the Vatican, the business has taken on the look and feel of a phoney war. Don’t be deceived. The preliminary hearing on July 27th in Vatican
August 12, 2021
Carl Bunderson/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Aug 11, 2021 / 17:32 pm Amid disagreement among Catholic leaders over whether there is a moral obligation to receive a coronavirus vaccine, board members at the National Catholic Bioethics Center have told CNA that Blase Cardinal Cupich has urged that the center retract its guidance against mandated immunization. One board member told
August 10, 2021
CNA Staff
Paris, France, Aug 9, 2021 / 05:40 am A 40-year-old Rwandan immigrant already suspected of starting a devastating fire at a French cathedral was questioned by police in connection with the murder of a Catholic priest on Monday in western France. The man, identified by the media as Emmanuel Abayisenga, was welcomed into a Catholic
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