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by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2021 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine, Catholics should consider the strong moral argument in favor of doing so. Regarding moral concerns over the

by CNA Staff CNA Staff, Feb 4, 2021 / 05:34 pm MT (CNA).- Following Pope Francis’ appeal to pray for the homeless deceased, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is supporting a local initiative that has launched a “Year for the Homeless.” The Year for the Homeless is an initiative

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2020 / 06:20 am MT (CNA).- Jesus is telling us today to stretch out our hand to the poor, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday. Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Nov. 15, the fourth World Day of the Poor, the pope

CNA Staff, Jul 13, 2020 / 12:01 pm MT (CNA).- The revocation of restrictions on payday lenders by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exposes poor and vulnerable persons to ‘predatory and abusive lending practices’, the US bishops’ conference said last week. On July 7 the CFPB removed requirements that lenders

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we must

Fr. Mike Schmitz sits down with Fr. Josh Johnson to discuss racial division in the Church and how Catholics can strive to restore unity in the Body of Christ.

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 12, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- As thousands of protesters prepared to march against racism in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, Louis Brown helped organize a rosary procession on Capitol Hill. Lay Catholics joined Dominican friars, nuns, and priests of the Washington archdiocese

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Georgia state coordinator for Democrats for Life of America has called for renewed solidarity in the pro-life cause, following the death of George Floyd. Rev. Harriet Bradley said Wednesday that national and international protests over

CNA Staff, Jun 10, 2020 / 12:34 am MT (CNA).- Catholics have a key part to play— in cooperation with God’s grace— in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the diocesan Mass for Forgiveness of the Sin of Racism this week. “George Floyd did not die alone. Jesus

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Jun 10, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Two black Catholic priests— one ordained six years, the other 42— shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the sin of racism, and the importance of praying, fasting, and advocating for healing. Father Josh Johnson, pastor