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By Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 11, 2023 / 17:13 pm Cardinal-elect Víctor Manuel Fernández, who is poised to take up his position as the head of the Vatican’s chief doctrinal office in the coming days, has signaled an openness to theological debates, saying they help deepen the Church’s understanding …

By Jonah McKeown St. Louis, Mo., Aug 17, 2023 / 14:15 pm A new initiative from the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, aims to bring pilgrims to every corner of the state to visit its many adoration chapels. Dubbed the “Eucharistic Passport Pilgrimage,” the diocesan initiative is modeled after the Nebraska Passport, a project …

By Shannon Mullen Napa, California, Jul 28, 2023 / 13:10 pm Speaking to hundreds of influential Catholic leaders gathered this week in California wine country, former vice president and current GOP presidential candidate Mike Pence on Thursday challenged “deeply committed” lay Catholics to “boldly live out their faith in the public …

By Shannon Mullen, Jonathan Liedl CNA Newsroom, Jun 25, 2023 / 11:11 am The Vatican’s Dicastery of Bishops has completed a formal investigation of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, according to multiple media reports. What prompted the inquiry, known as an apostolic visitation, remains unclear, but it …

By Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 4, 2023 / 08:00 am Her flashlight was dim, so when Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell first peered inside the cracked coffin lid and saw a human foot inside a black sock where one would expect to find only bone and dust, she didn’t say …

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen CNA Newsroom, May 26, 2023 / 13:45 pm Expert morticians are scratching their heads at the recently exhumed body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, a Benedictine nun who died in 2019 and now appears to be in an unexpected state of preservation. The reactions come a week after the …

By Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 23, 2023 / 00:01 am Catholic leaders reacted with disgust Monday night after the Los Angeles Dodgers re-invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to be an honoree at the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night game on June 16 despite the drag group’s mockery of the …

By Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 8, 2023 / 20:08 pm A top U.S. military hospital ended its contract with a community of Franciscan friars just before Holy Week, putting a for-profit firm in charge of Catholic pastoral care, according to the Archdiocese of the Military Services. Archbishop Timothy P. …

By Shannon Mullen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 26, 2023 / 07:20 am Pope Francis on Sunday offered prayers for the victims of a deadly tornado that struck parts of Mississippi and Alabama Friday night. Cutting a swath of ruin across the impoverished Mississippi Delta, the twister killed at least 26 people …

By Shannon Mullen, Courtney Mares Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 19, 2023 / 13:47 pm The shooting death of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities have confirmed. “This incident is being handled as a murder investigation,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) said …