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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 26, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- A church volunteer has admitted to starting the fire at Nantes Cathedral and was charged with arson on Saturday. The 39-year-old Rwandan refugee — who had been detained and released by the police immediately following the July
CNA Staff, Jul 25, 2020 / 02:25 pm MT (CNA).- Game show and talk show host Regis Francis Xavier Philbin died July 24 at 88. Philbin was a Catholic, and a longtime proponent and supporter of Catholic schools. “I think it made a great difference. Solidified me….taught me an awful
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- As school districts around the country are considering in-person or virtual education in the fall, Catholic dioceses are weighing tough decisions about how to serve their students. Some dioceses are faced with state orders that do not
CNA Staff, Jul 24, 2020 / 01:08 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced this week. The congregation made the announcement on its website and Twitter page
by JD Flynn and Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Jul 25, 2020 / 12:25 am MT (CNA).- Priests for Life national director Fr. Frank Pavone has resigned from advisory positions in the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump. The priest withdrew at the direction of Church authorities, he told CNA Friday.
by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Jul 23, 2020 / 04:43 pm MT (CNA).- Susana Diaz gets a kick out of watching couples’ faces during their first marriage preparation class. Diaz, who is the manager of marriage ministries for the Archdiocese of Miami, said she likes watching people realize they will
CNA Staff, Jul 23, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against Catholic churches across the United States. “In the last few weeks, we have witnessed, among other things, one church rammed
by Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Jul 22, 2020 / 06:08 pm MT (CNA).- A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several other priests, and claims that a principal at a Christian Brothers high school helped procure the victim
CNA Staff, Jul 22, 2020 / 04:44 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s recent memo seeking to exclude undocumented persons counted in the census from being considered when determining the number of legislators each state will have in the House of Representatives. “We urge
by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 22, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- A Spanish teenager with an intellectual disability received an encouraging letter from Pope Francis after walking the Camino de Santiago this month. Álvaro Calvente, 15, walked the traditional pilgrimage route with his father and a family friend.