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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Dec 1, 2021 / 08:30 am Catholic bishops in the Netherlands have decided to cancel Christmas Midnight Masses once again this year as a precaution to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Dutch bishops announced on Dec. 1 that no Catholic Masses or other parish
by Joe Bukuras Boston, Mass., Nov 30, 2021 / 14:05 pm After learning that students at Loyola Marymount University allegedly were required to include their preferred pronouns on assignments and are given the option to change their name and gender identity, an alumni-led group is petitioning the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to
by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Nov 29, 2021 / 13:00 pm First in a series of articles examining the 2021 Survey of American Catholic Priests (SACP) findings. A new survey released this month suggests a more “pessimistic” view of the Catholic Church among U.S. priests today as compared to 2002, as
by CNA Staff Paris, France, Nov 29, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Catholic Archdiocese of Paris will present its plans for the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s interior next week after it dismissed criticism that its proposals would turn the site into “a kind of theme park.” Officials will submit their
by Andrea Gagliarducci Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2021 / 08:00 am Following the Taliban takeover, there is no longer a Catholic community to speak of in Afghanistan. But Fr. Giovanni Scalese’s eyes are set on the future, not the recent past. The Italian priest who has led the Mission Sui
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 29, 2021 / 04:37 am For the second year in a row, Pope Francis has canceled the Roman tradition of a public gathering at the Spanish Steps on Dec. 8 to venerate a statue of the Immaculate Conception due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The
by ACI Prensa The Puerto Rican Bishops’ Conference expressed its solidarity with the desire of the Cuban bishops “to be heard, for peace, freedom, sincere dialogue and freedom of speech to address the major problems” confronting the island nation. “From Puerto Rico we join in their hopes for a Cuba
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 28, 2021 / 06:52 am On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis reminded Christians that an essential ingredient for living an alert and joyful life is prayer. “Be awake, guard your heart,” the pope said in his message before the Angelus Nov. 28.
by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 24, 2021 / 14:15 pm A pieta painting displayed at The Catholic University of America’s law school that some see as depicting George Floyd in the place of Jesus was stolen Tuesday night, the school announced. But in an email Wednesday, Nov. 24,
by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 25, 2021 / 00:00 am Tributes have continued to pour in in the wake of the SUV attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., as the death toll continues to rise, with the wife of a Catholic radio host among the victims.