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Catholic Health Care System Removes Race as Factor in Eligibility for COVID-19 Treatments

By Kate Olivera A Catholic health care system in Wisconsin is no longer including race as a factor in determining a patient’s eligibility for COVID-19 treatments. SSM Health and its affiliates use a risk scoring calculator to determine a patient’s eligibility for COVID-19 treatments including monoclonal antibodies. A previous version of the calculator boosted the scores of nonwhite or Hispanic ...

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Pope Francis: ‘God Is Not Afraid Of Our Sins’

By Courtney Mares Pope Francis has encouraged people to encounter God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with a reminder that the tender forgiveness of God is greater than the “ugliest” sin. “God is not afraid of our sins, he is greater than our sins,” the pope said in his general audience on Jan. 19. “God always forgives: put this ...

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Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Story

By Franciscan Media By universal consent, Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation. He is one of the great teachers of the medieval Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor. At five he was given to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino in his parents’ ...

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The Memorial of Blessed Iwene Tansi

Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi was a native of Aguleri town of Anambra State, Nigeria. He was born in Aguleri, in September 1903 and he died in Leicester, England on January 24, 1964. He was of Igbo Ethnic group of Nigerian, an ordained Catholic priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria. The date of his ordination was December 19, ...

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Bishop Ajang Inaugurates New National Executive Of Laity

By Josef Ishu The Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Most Rev. David Ajang on Sunday, December 12, 2021 inaugurated a 10-man National Executive Committee of the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN). The inauguration ceremony took place during the Holy Mass of the Third Sunday of Advent at St. William’s Cathedral, Lafia, Nasarawa State capital. The Hon. (Sir) Henry Yunkwap-led ...

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On This Day 400 Years Ago, the Vatican Founded Propaganda Fide

By Courtney Mares On the feast of the Epiphany 400 years ago, Pope Gregory XV founded a Vatican congregation dedicated to spreading the Gospel: Propaganda Fide. Today, the founding of the Vatican’s missionary arm, now known as the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, is commemorated by a special chapel inside its office by the Spanish Steps: the Chapel of ...

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Pope Francis: I Continue To Dream of a Completely Missionary Church

By CNA Staff Pope Francis said that he continued to “dream of a completely missionary Church” in a message published on Thursday. Writing in his World Mission Day message, released on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the pope called for renewed efforts to spread the Gospel. “Dear brothers and sisters, I continue to dream of a completely missionary ...

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION

….Dialogue Between Generations, Education and Work: Tools for Building  Lasting Peace “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace” (Is 52:7). The words of the prophet Isaiah speak of consolation; they voice the sigh of relief of a people in exile, weary of violence and oppression, exposed to indignity and death. The prophet Baruch ...

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European Court Rejects ‘Gay Cake’ Case as Inadmissible; Ruling In Favor Of Christian Bakery Stands

By Jonah Mckweown The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case brought by a Northern Irish gay rights activist, who claims a bakery discriminated against him by refusing to create a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, as inadmissable. Gareth Lee ordered a cake in May 2014 from Ashers Bakery located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He ...

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