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November 09, 2021
Warsaw, Poland, Nov 9, 2021 / 04:00 am The Catholic Church in Poland will hold a collection this month for migrants facing deteriorating conditions on the country’s border with Belarus. Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, appealed to Catholics to aid the thousands of migrants caught up in a “humanitarian catastrophe”
November 09, 2021
The Vatican’s liturgy chief has said that the Traditional Latin Mass was “abrogated by Pope Saint Paul VI.” Archbishop Arthur Roche made the comment in a letter dated Aug. 4 to the English Cardinal Vincent Nichols.  The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was replying to a letter
November 09, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2021 / 08:00 am Catholic bishops in France announced Monday that they have agreed to “a vast program of renewal” of governance practices in response to a landmark report on clerical sex abuse. Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French bishops’ conference, said Nov. 8 that the bishops had decided
November 04, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 3, 2021 / 09:00 am Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to pray in November for people suffering from depression or burnout, that they might find the support they need. He made the appeal in his November prayer intention, shared with an accompanying video on Nov. 3.  “We pray that
November 04, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 3, 2021 / 14:00 pm The Vatican’s historic library has created a new space for hosting temporary art exhibitions.  Pope Francis will inaugurate the gallery and visit its first exhibit on Nov. 5. The Vatican’s librarian Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça said in a Nov. 3 press release: “The Vatican Apostolic Library
November 01, 2021
Tortosa, Spain, Oct 31, 2021 / 08:00 am A Vatican cardinal beatified four martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on Saturday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Francesco Cástor Sojo López and three companions blessed at a Mass on Oct. 30 in Tortosa Cathedral, Catalonia.  In his homily, Semeraro
October 29, 2021
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
October 29, 2021
Vatican City, Oct 28, 2021 / 07:12 am This year, the Vatican has decided once again to grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November. In a typical year, the Church only grants this plenary indulgence for the souls in
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