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January 09, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Even in the most mature realities," Pope Francis went on to say, "there’s something that isn't right -- something that causes people to take to the streets against the community, against democracy, against the common good."
December 15, 2020
CNA Staff
The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the governor reclassified churches to stop the rules applying. High Plains Harvest Church in Eaton, Colorado, had appealed to the Supreme Court for relief from the state’s capacity limits on indoor religious services during the pandemic. Colorado
December 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was the co-chair of the “Catholics for Biden” campaign along with Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
December 03, 2020
Matt Hadro/CNA
Washington, D.C. — A new coalition seeks to promote the rights of hospital patients to have “reasonable” access to family and clergy during the pandemic. The Health Care Civil Rights Task Force is a project of the Christ Medicus Foundation, the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, and other
November 24, 2020
Jonah McKeown/CNA
This year they’ve already distributed nearly 1,600 turkeys and 1,200 produce boxes to families in need.
November 18, 2020
Matt Hadro/CNA
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso said a mass shooting committed by a white nationalist in his diocese last year “really brought home the fact that white supremacy is not a harmless fringe ideology.”
November 18, 2020
Staff Reporter
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said Tuesday that some of President-elect Biden's policies will "undermine our preeminent priority of the elimination of abortion.”
November 17, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Washington, D.C. – The Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops has ordered an investigation into Bishop Oscar Cantu’s handling of allegations of clerical sexual abuse and misconduct. The investigation is being carried out under the provisions of Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 law for holding bishops accountable in the handling of sexual abuse cases. Senior
November 17, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
“I am overwhelmed by the trust and confidence the Holy Father has placed in me in appointing me the Bishop of Youngstown,” Bonnar said.
November 16, 2020
CNA Staff
Government restrictions on religion are at their highest since tracking began in 2007, the Pew Research Center has said in its new report, finding that 56 countries reached “high” or “very high” levels of restrictions on religion in 2018. “In 2018, the global median level of government restrictions on religion – that is, laws, policies
November 11, 2020
Mark Pattison
Christians top the list for countries where they face either governmental or social hostility, according to a new report issued Nov. 10 by the Pew Research Center. Christians have topped the list each year since Pew started collecting data in 2007. The number of countries where Christians face some form of hostility rose from 143
November 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States