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by Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 8, 2021 / 15:12 pm He says the Taliban executed his father. And his brother. Now, they are hunting for him. “Please do something,” he wrote in a plea to CNA. He is a young Afghan, one of countless thousands still desperate to

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2021 / 16:00 pm The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday clarified the Church’s teaching on when life begins, after Catholic President Joe Biden last week said life does not begin at conception. “The Catholic Church teaches, and has taught, that life – human

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 07:17 am Priests have a duty to remind Catholics not to receive the Eucharist in a state of serious sin and to make confession easily available, a Nigerian cardinal said at the International Eucharistic Congress on Thursday. “It is still the

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Sep 8, 2021 / 08:00 am A new bishop of Wuhan, China, was ordained Wednesday under the terms of the Vatican-China agreement, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi, 57, is the sixth bishop to be consecrated in China since the Holy See

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Sep 8, 2021 / 07:00 am Pope Francis sent 15,000 ice creams to prisoners in Rome as the Eternal City sweltered in the summer heat, the Vatican announced on Tuesday. The gelati were taken to the Regina Coeli and Rebibbia prisons by the papal almoner

Civilize it
by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 13:30 pm The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday launched a new initiative to promote civility amid political polarization, appealing to Pope Francis’ 2020 encyclical Fratelli Tutti “My hope is that this initiative will assist all of us as we seek

by Kevin J. Jones Rockville Centre, N.Y., Sep 5, 2021 / 15:00 pm Christian labor, whether in the workplace or at home, is a way to glorify God and evangelize the world by following the example of St. Joseph the Worker, Bishop John Barres of Rockville Centre said in his

by CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 5, 2021 / 18:07 pm Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommunication of prominent Catholic segregationists in the early 1960s as an example of a legitimate response to Catholics politicians

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 5, 2021 / 10:46 am Sister Marilyn Marie Minter was praying when she felt an earthquake rock Haiti. “My chair began to shake,” she told EWTN News In Depth on Aug. 27. “And I’m going, ‘What the heck is going on?’” As one

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 3, 2021 / 16:15 pm Nearly a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodeaux is still without electricity. Many parts of the diocese do not have running water, and hospitals that were not damaged in the storm are