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October 14, 2021
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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 12, 2021 / 10:53 am The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that restricted funding over abortion. “It’s really sad,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who heads the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life
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 15, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Syracuse, N.Y., Sep 14, 2021 / 19:00 pm A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed religious exemptions, after a group of anonymous medical professionals filed suit against the governor and her administration.  Then-governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all
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 03, 2021
Staff writers
The second Catholic president of the United States has spoken in defence of barbaric abortion
August 26, 2021
Ken Craycraft
The wisdom of Evelyn Waugh provides theological sustenance in these fractious times
August 12, 2021
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Rome Newsroom, Aug 11, 2021 / 06:03 am Recent affidavits in a lawsuit brought by a former seminarian against administrators of Rome’s Pontifical North American College major seminary have resurrected a prior allegation, deemed false in a diocesan investigative report in 2006, that Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha engaged in a homosexual “orgy” with the
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 04, 2021
CNA Staff
Lauren Allen always jokes that God hit her over the head with the idea for her Catholic infertility ministry, the Fruitful Hollow. “I was driving down the back roads, like I do sometimes when I’m upset or to think or pray. And I just heard God say to me, ‘you’re called to carry your cross,
June 26, 2021
Staff Reporter
A local activist reacts to the sentencing of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)   Judge Peter Cahill has sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.  A jury in Minneapolis convicted Chauvin of murdering Floyd by kneeling
June 16, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
The bishops of the United States are meeting virtually for their regular spring Plenary Assembly from Wednesday through Friday of this week, with a full agenda including votes on causes for canonization, liturgical translations, and policy statements on pastoral ministry to native Americans and young people heading the agenda. However, the meeting is likely to
June 08, 2021
Staff Reporter
In a press statement issued on Saturday, the diocese announced new allegations against three priests of the diocese Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, Fr. Gregory Dobson, and Fr. Mieczyslaw Nycz. The anonymous accusation came under New York's Child Victims Act. 
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