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by CNA Staff San Francisco, Calif., May 1, 2021 / 10:05 am America/Denver (CNA). The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore J. Cordileone, released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for the reception of Holy Communion in which he insisted that any Catholic cooperating with the

Denver Newsroom, Apr 30, 2021 / 17:04 pm America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis has declared 2021 to be the Year of St. Joseph, and Catholics will gather at multiple California churches on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, to consecrate their state to the foster father of Jesus

Denver Newsroom, Apr 30, 2021 / 13:06 pm America/Denver (CNA). Father James Golka is Pope Francis’ choice to become the next bishop of Colorado Springs, and the Nebraska priest used his opening remarks for the diocese to encourage everyone to “become fascinated by the Lord.” “I’m fascinated by Jesus Christ,”

by Joe Bukuras Atlanta, Ga., Apr 30, 2021 / 10:00 am America/Denver (CNA). This week the archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. In a letter to parishioners in the archdiocese, Archbishop Hartmayer said that he “believes it is

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 30, 2021 / 06:15 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis appointed Friday a new bishop of Wilmington, the home diocese of President Joe Biden. The pope selected Msgr. William Koenig to lead the Diocese of Wilmington, which covers the state of Delaware and the Eastern

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 30, 2021 / 05:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis sent a video message for the beatification on Friday of José Gregorio Hernández, a Venezuelan doctor who served the poor during the Spanish flu pandemic. “The beatification of Dr. Hernández is a special blessing of

CNA Staff, Apr 29, 2021 / 13:58 pm America/Denver (CNA). Recent reports that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops may at their spring general assembly press pro-abortion Catholic politicians not to receive Communion are unfounded, and at best ignorant of ecclesial structure, a source close to the conference has told

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 30, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis on Friday amended part of a law issued last year regulating Vatican City’s judicial system, now allowing the court of first instance to rule on criminal trials of bishops and cardinals. The law previously said

by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). With concerns that suicide rates are rising in communities of color during the pandemic, Catholic mental health workers say the Church can play a key role in response. Claire Shynett, coordinator of the Houston chapter of the

by Kevin J. Jones Austin, Texas, Apr 29, 2021 / 03:01 am America/Denver (CNA). A Texas legislator has again proposed extending the waiting limit on no-fault divorce, a proposal that has drawn support from the Texas Catholic Conference. The state Catholic conference told CNA April 27 that it supports the