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March 26, 2021
Staff Reporter
A leading theologian and member of the CDF – not to mention the principal architect of John Paul II’s Catechism of the Catholic Church – Cardinal Schönborn was speaking to Vienna’s archdiocesan newspaper, Der Sonntag.
March 25, 2021
CNA Staff
“I would like to express gratitude to the Holy Father for the recent statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,” Archbishop Sample said March 23.
March 25, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
The diocese of Albany confirmed to CNA on Wednesday that Hubbard will be investigated according to Vos estis lux mundi, the procedure for investigating abuse accusations against bishops that Pope Francis promulgated in May 2019.
March 24, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Curial cardinals will take a 10% pay cut, while other department heads will take an 8% reduction, and lower-level officials who are clerics and/or religious will see 3% less in monthly pay. Laity, clerics, and religious will all face pay freezes – even those not subject to pay cuts – for two years.
March 22, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
The basilica was quiet on March 22 without the usual murmur of prayers in many languages being offered to God in the sacrifice of the Mass at the tombs of saints.
March 19, 2021
CNA Staff
Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg made his brief declaration live on YouTube March 18, saying: “I am of the firm conviction that taking responsibility is part of our duty to actively deal with this dark chapter in the best possible way and to move towards a better future for everyone, first and foremost for the victims themselves.”
March 19, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Recalling a powerful theme of his homily at his inaugural Mass and a core motif of the Year of St. Joseph in which the Church is currently living, Pope Francis noted that St. Joseph was not only the protector of Jesus when Our Lord was an infant, nor is he only the protector of the Church in a general way today, but is "the protector of vocations."
March 19, 2021
Pope Francis
Homily delivered by Pope Francis for the inaugural Mass of his Petrine ministry, 19 March 2013.
March 18, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The report found more than 200 wrongdoers and more than 300 victims, most of them boys under the age of 14. Roughly half the allegations pertained to sexual abuse of different kinds and gravity, while the rest fell under the rubric of “boundary violation” or other misconduct of a sexual nature.
March 18, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The witness – identified by his initials, L.G. – offered a detailed account of the facts, which was occasionally at odds with earlier reported claims.
March 16, 2021
Staff Reporter
As many as fifty people perished in violence on Sunday, believed to have been the worst single day of bloodshed since the unrest began.
March 15, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The statement was in answer to a precise question, or dubium: “Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?” CDF gave its reply in one word: “Negative.”