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Catholics with disabilities

Imagine being a Catholic in need of confession but being told no priests in the area speak your language. Consider the same scenario for weddings and baptisms. Would you feel welcome as a parishioner if your entire sacramental life were administered through interpreters? Such is the life of deaf Catholics

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2021 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis recognized on Thursday the heroic virtues of Jérôme Lejeune, the French geneticist who discovered the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome. The step, announced on Jan. 21, means that Lejeune can now be referred to as “Venerable.” Heroic

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 3, 2020 / 06:05 am MT (CNA).- People with disabilities must have access to the sacraments and, as missionary disciples, the ability to be full and active participants in the life of their Catholic parish, Pope Francis said Thursday. “Before all else, I strongly

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Nov 25, 2020 / 04:49 am MT (CNA).- A Philadelphia bishop last month blessed Saint Philomena Cottage, a new archdiocesan home for young adults with disabilities. Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, led the

CNA Staff, Nov 14, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- As book titles go, the “Directory for Catechesis” is hardly the catchiest. But this volume could potentially transform the lives of thousands of people. That is the conviction of Gail Williams, center manager at Caritas St. Joseph in Hendon, north