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by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 16, 2020 / 12:35 pm MT (CNA).- A vandal destroyed a statue of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on churches across the United States. According to the diocese, someone

CNA Staff, Sep 15, 2020 / 01:15 pm MT (CNA).- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.” On Monday, Sept. 14, the Vatican’s Secretary of

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 04:54 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic aid groups are expressing disappointment at a recent court decision that furthers the end of temporary protected status for immigrants from certain countries, saying that ending TPS will likely lead to the separation of thousands of

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 16, 2020 / 05:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday led a moment of silent prayer for Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a 51-year-old priest who was stabbed to death in Como, Italy, Sept. 15. “I join in the pain and prayers of his family members

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 05:11 pm MT (CNA).- “Level one, which is get ready. Level two, get set. And level three – go, get out of there,” Bishop Peter Smith, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, told CNA. The people of Oregon

Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 during the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. His first challenge, besides the ever present threat of the Roman authorities, was to bring an end to the schism brought on by his rival, the first anti-pope Novatian. He convened a synod of bishops to

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- A basilica in Italy marks the spot of a bloody episode in early Church history — and is home to an image of Mary once lost in the hills for centuries. On Sept. 15, a Catholic shrine

CNA Staff, Sep 14, 2020 / 04:03 pm MT (CNA).- The Archbishop of San Francisco has called Catholics to participate in Eucharistic processions across the city Sept. 20, which will join together and walk past city hall before public Masses are said outside the city’s cathedral – in part to

by Cardinal Robert Sarah Vatican City, Sep 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world, urging a return to Mass, with proper safety protocols observed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Below is

CNA Staff, Sep 14, 2020 / 05:19 pm MT (CNA).- The US bishops’ conference on Friday applauded the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to allow single-sex homeless shelters to serve only those whose biological sex aligns with that of their residents. The proposal would reverse an Obama-era