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November 08, 2021
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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 7, 2021 / 17:22 pm A child’s tip led police to arrest a Catholic youth leader in McLean, Virginia, on nine counts of aggravated sexual battery on Nov. 1. Antonio Pérez-Alcalá, 75, is accused of sexually assaulting minors while serving as a local leader for Secular Institute Stabat Mater, a program dedicated
November 05, 2021
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CNA Staff, Nov 4, 2021 / 12:10 pm Loyola Marymount University says it will not block a student club from hosting a fundraiser Friday for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, despite a petition drive that says it’s an “egregious violation” to hold the event on the Catholic institution’s Los Angeles campus. The student group, Women in
November 05, 2021
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Denver Newsroom, Nov 4, 2021 / 17:00 pm On Thursday, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles discussed the rise of new secular ideologies and movements for social change in the United States during a virtual address to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid.  He asserted that it is “important for the Church
November 03, 2021
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Denver Newsroom, Nov 2, 2021 / 17:28 pm The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that declined to perform a hysterectomy on a woman who identifies as a transgender man on the grounds that doing so would violate Catholic ethics and the U.S. bishops’ directives. “In keeping with
November 03, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 2, 2021 / 17:25 pm A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the sacrament from certain high-profile Catholics and instead focuses on the importance of teaching the Real Presence of the Eucharist and the Eucharist as a tool for
November 02, 2021
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Providence, R.I., Nov 1, 2021 / 21:34 pm A 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday evening after bringing a gun to the former parish of a recently-arrested priest in Providence and threatening the priest and parishioners.  The man, whose identity has not been released, went to an apartment located near St. Mary’s Church in Providence
November 02, 2021
CNA Staff
Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2021 / 05:00 am U.S. senators have celebrated the first anniversary of a declaration affirming that there is “no international right to abortion.” Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced a concurrent resolution on Oct. 28 marking a year since the launch of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 1, 2021 / 14:27 pm The U.S. Supreme Court spent nearly three hours Monday hearing arguments in a pair of cases challenging Texas’ new abortion ban. Now the justices must decide what action, if any, to take in response to a state law crafted expressly to ward off the court’s intervention.
November 01, 2021
Autumn Jones/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Oct 30, 2021 / 10:50 am In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent need for Eucharistic revival among Catholics: a challenge to look beyond outward appearances and see “the deeper spiritual reality.”  “As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated
November 01, 2021
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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 31, 2021 / 14:08 pm Father James Jackson, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested at the parish on Oct. 30 and charged with three crimes related to child sexual abuse material. Jackson, 66, was charged
October 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Pope Francis failed to show any pastoral responsibility at his meeting with the US President
October 29, 2021
CNA Staff
Rome Newsroom, Oct 29, 2021 / 04:25 am On the eve of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, a U.S. cardinal said that Catholic bishops have a “sacred duty” to apply canon law by advising pro-abortion politicians not to receive Holy Communion. In a 2,800-word statement issued on Oct. 28, Cardinal Raymond Burke recalled his efforts
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