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The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradition. Today we are invited to reflect on Mary’s deep suffering: 1. At the prophecy of Simeon: “You yourself shall be

CNA Staff, Sep 14, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will once again be required to go to Sunday Mass if they are healthy and not caring for those who are sick. The announcement that local Catholics will once again be obligated to attend

CNA Staff, Sep 14, 2020 / 10:30 am MT (CNA).- The Trump administration has announced plans to expand the Mexico City Policy, which limits access to U.S. overseas aid by organizations involved in abortions. A new proposed rule, posted to the Federal Register on Monday, would expand the policy to

CNA Staff, Sep 12, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Belarus renewed its invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country Friday during talks with a senior Vatican official. Vladimir Makei, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the invitation remained open amid tensions between the local Catholic Church and

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 14, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Sep 12, 2020 / 04:51 pm MT (CNA).- Snuffy the Snuffleupagus’ parents were supposed to have divorced in 1992. The brown, fuzzy Muppet-quasi-mammoth, a beloved feature character on the PBS show Sesame Street, was going to chronicle his experience of the split in an episode

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Sep 11, 2020 / 02:57 pm MT (CNA).- A man who went on an hours-long vandalism spree on Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tioga, Louisiana has been arrested and has confessed to the crime, according to local authorities. During the act

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic teenagers mirror American teenagers overall on many religious trends, a report by the Pew Research Center says. A Pew report published Sept. 10 examined the religious identities and beliefs and American teenagers and their parents. “U.S.

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 11, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Friday appointed three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Chicago, including one of the founders of the religious community Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Fr. Robert J. Lombardo, CFR, is the director of Our Lady

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 11, 2020 / 03:29 am MT (CNA).- Benedictine College had a problem. After students returned to campus for the fall semester, 38 of them tested positive for COVID-19. And while none of the students who tested positive had serious symptoms or required hospitalization,