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  • Former spiritual director of 'Medjugorje visionaries' excommunicated
    on October 23, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    CNA Staff, Oct 23, 2020 / 05:48 pm (CNA).- A laicized priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has been excommunicated. Tomislav Vlasic, who had been a Franciscan priest until he was laicized in 2009, was excommunicated July 15 by a decree of the Congregation for the Doctrine of […]

  • Santa Fe archdiocese again suspending public Mass
    on October 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Denver Newsroom, Oct 23, 2020 / 04:37 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is indefinitely suspending all public Masses after the weekend, citing rising COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and the approaching flu season. The archdiocese’s schools may remain open. In an Oct. 22 letter, Archbishop John Wester directed that all scheduled Masses be livestreamed or recorded starting Oct. 25. He […]

  • Argentine bishops call bill to legalize abortion ‘untenable’
    on October 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 23, 2020 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Argentina have blasted a plan to introduce an abortion legalization bill in the country, saying it is “untenable and inappropriate” to prioritize abortion during an ongoing pandemic. An advisor to President Alberto Fernández announced that an abortion legalization bill would be introduced in the […]

  • Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to solve circuit court split with 15 week abortion case
    on October 23, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    CNA Staff, Oct 23, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The Mississippi Attorney General on Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to hear a case regarding the state’s ban on most abortions from 15 weeks into pregnancy, citing a circuit split over a question raised in the suit. Lynn Fitch submitted a brief petitioning for writ of certiorari in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Oct. 22. […]

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