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CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 02:13 pm MT (CNA).- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack. Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen was joined by representatives of Muslim, Jewish,

CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 10:18 am MT (CNA).- The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to carry out acts of reparation for the attacks. On Oct. 18, groups of hooded protesters entered two churches in Chile’s

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CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 04:20 pm MT (CNA).- A poll released this week has found that Catholics from both major political parties said they want candidates to support religious freedom and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, while they identified the economy and the coronavirus pandemic as major concerns

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 18, 2020 / 05:13 am MT (CNA).- Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope Francis said Sunday. In his weekly Angelus address Oct. 18, the pope explained that “to pay taxes

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 19, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- With more and more satellites orbiting the Earth, measures need to be taken to prevent collisions in outer space that give rise to dangerous “space debris,” a Holy See representative has warned the United Nations. Archbishop Gabriele

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 16, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification last Saturday, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories

CNA Staff, Oct 17, 2020 / 12:00 am MT (CNA).- There is an ancient legend about Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and a spider. After Jesus was born, the Holy Family fled into Egypt, while baby boys were being slaughtered by order of King Herod. The legend says that one night the

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 / 10:02 am MT (CNA).- Vatican officials invited Catholics to participate in the 2020 World Mission Sunday with increased prayers and financial support, as local Churches around the world continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. World Mission Sunday will

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 16, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- World Youth Day Lisbon launched its website and unveiled its logo Friday as Portugal prepares to host the world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people in August 2023. The logo, featuring the Blessed Virgin Mary in front

CNA Staff, Oct 15, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recently-released children’s book “Everyone Belongs” has won a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, the conference announced Oct.15. The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, according to its