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  • Helena priest Father Stu to be portrayed in film starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson
    on May 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Fr. Stuart Long. Credit: Diocese of Helena. Helena, Mont., May 12, 2021 / 17:03 pm (CNA). Father Stuart Long, who was a priest of the Diocese of Helena, is set to be the main character in a motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg as the priest himself and Mel Gibson as the priest’s father. The […]

  • HHS Secretary: 'There is no law' against 'partial-birth abortion'
    on May 12, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary / vasilis asvestas/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 / 16:19 pm (CNA). The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday would not acknowledge an existing federal ban on “partial-birth abortion.”During a hearing of the House Energy and […]

  • Madison bishop prays for pro-abortion Catholic politicians
    on May 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Diocese of Madison Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). A second U.S. bishop last week publicly supported the Archbishop of San Francisco’s challenge to Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion. “We pray for those leaders who pursue government policies and laws which seek […]

  • Sunday Mass obligation to resume in Connecticut's dioceses
    on May 12, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bridgeport Hartford, Conn., May 12, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA). The Latin rite bishops in Connecticut announced Monday that in each of their dioceses the general obligation to assist at Mass on Sundays and holy days will resume May […]

  • Argentine parish where Eucharistic miracles occurred receives relic of Bl Carlo Acutis
    on May 12, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Bl. Carlo Acutis / Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 12, 2021 / 13:50 pm (CNA). On the 29th anniversary of the first Eucharistic miracle that took place in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires’ Santa María parish, the community received a first class relic of Blessed Carlo […]

  • Vatican abuse trial: Witness testimony gives conflicting view of victim, pre-seminary
    on May 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    View of St. Peter`s Basilica from the roof of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on April 1, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA. Vatican City, May 12, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). As the trial for alleged abuse inside a Vatican youth seminary continues, witnesses have given different views on the […]

  • Uyghur journalist: ‘The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule’
    on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Gulchehra Hoja speaks at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See virtual event on May 11, 2021. / Screenshot. Rome, Italy, May 12, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). For Gulchehra Hoja, the Chinese government’s systematic repression of Uyghur Muslims is personal: her mother, father, brother, and more than 20 […]

  • Five bishops, 220 priests have died from Covid in Mexico
    on May 12, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico / Eduardo Berdejo/CNA Mexico City, Mexico, May 12, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA). According to a May 11 report from the Catholic Multimedia Center eight women religious, six men religious, and 12 deacons […]

  • German foreign minister welcomes day of same-sex blessings ahead of papal audience
    on May 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Pope Francis receives German foreign minister Heiko Mass in a private audience at the Vatican, May 12, 2021. / Vatican Media. CNA Staff, May 12, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Ahead of an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, Germany’s foreign minister welcomed a day of same-sex blessings held in […]

  • Former Michigan school teacher donates $1.1 million to local Catholic schools
    on May 12, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Wuttichai jantarak/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA). A former Catholic school teacher in Michigan donated $1.1 million to create an endowment for local Catholic schools, the Jackson Catholic Schools district announced on May 6. Donna Ambs, a 1958 graduate of St. […]

  • Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation
    on May 12, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa. / Krzysztof Mizera via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Rome Newsroom, May 12, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa, who was investigated for negligence in handling cases of sexual abuse by priests in his […]

  • Maine Catholic schools to observe Fatima anniversary
    on May 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Oct. 13, 2017: Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Via Conciliazione in Rome, Italy on the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition. / CNA Washington D.C., May 12, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA). Children at Maine’s Catholic schools will participate in a series of Marian devotions on Thursday, to […]

  • Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’
    on May 12, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021. / Daniel Ibañez/CNA. CNA Staff, May 12, 2021 / 05:25 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Wednesday that persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of […]

  • Italian broker for Vatican’s London property arrested in UK
    on May 12, 2021 at 9:30 am

    London, England. / Daniel Gale/Shutterstock. Rome Newsroom, May 12, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). Gianluigi Torzi, the Italian businessman who brokered the final part of the Secretariat of State’s purchase of a London investment property, has been arrested in the United Kingdom.The arrest, which […]

  • Biden administration reconsiders abortion pill regulations
    on May 12, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Ivanko80/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 11, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Pro-abortion groups last week praised the Biden administration for reconsidering federal safety regulations of the abortion pill regimen.The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Friday said it was […]

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