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Food Insecurity Worsening In Many Countries, CRS Warns

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief Services this week. The organization issued a new analysis identifying food crises in 14 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. “In addition to the tremendous health and economic impacts of this disease, COVID-19 ...

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Pope Francis Warns Priests and Seminarians against Worldly Temptations

Pope Francis told priests on Monday that “spiritual worldliness” is one of the worst temptations in clerical life. “Today’s problems demand that we priests conform to the Lord,” the pope said in an audience with students of the Pontifical Mexican College at the Vatican on March 29. “We are called not to underestimate the worldly temptations that can lead to ...

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In Christ’s Passion, We Remember Victims Of Wars, Everyday Violence, Abortions- Pope Francis

In the contemplation of Christ’s Passion during Holy Week, Pope Francis said he is thinking also of the innocent victims of war, everyday violence, and abortion who are “crucified in our time.” “By adoring the Cross, we will relive the journey of the innocent Lamb sacrificed for our salvation. We will carry in our minds and hearts the sufferings of ...

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Pope Francis Appoints David Ajang Bishop of Lafia, Nigeria

The Holy Father  Pope Francis , on March 31, 2021, appointed as bishop of the Diocese of Lafia, Nigeria, the Reverend David Ajang, until now parish priest of the Immaculate Conception parish and Dean of Zaramaganda. Msgr. David Ajang was born on 31 March 1970 in Zaria, in the diocese of the same name. After his primary and middle school ...

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Beatification Cause Advances For Missionary Who Saved Seven Children from Drowning

By Walter Sanchez Silva Bishop Demetrio Fernández Gonzalez of Córdoba closed on Saturday the diocesan phase of the beatification process for the missionary Brother Pedro Manuel Salado de Alba, who died in Ecuador in 2012 after saving seven children from drowning in the ocean. The diocesan phase began in October 2018 and ended March 20 with the certification of the ...

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What the Equality Act Could Mean For Catholics

Legal experts on Monday explained how the Equality Act could threaten the integrity of Catholic parishes, charities, and schools. The Equality Act, passed by the U.S. House on Feb. 25, would amend Federal Civil Rights Law and create protected classes for sexual orientation and gender identity, extending those protections to all areas where race is currently protected. On Monday, several ...

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