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In West Africa, Church Leaders Meet to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis

Bishops and Catholic leaders from West Africa concluded a two-day meeting last week by reaffirming their commitment to work for an end to the violence plaguing the region. “The Church cannot remain insensitive to the magnitude and the consequences of the drama in which populations are plunged,” said participants in the meeting. “We reaffirm our commitment to collaborate with all ...

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Biden Denied Communion at SC Parish over Abortion Stance

By Matt Hadro A South Carolina Catholic priest denied Holy Communion to presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the candidate’s support for legal abortion. Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, denied Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Holy Communion at Sunday Mass for his support of legal abortion, the ...

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The Saints Show That Real People Can Be Holy, Pope Francis Says

By Hannah Brockhaus The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone can be holy, Pope Francis said Friday, on the Feast of All Saints Day. “The saints of all times, which we all celebrate together today, are not simply symbols, distant human beings, unreachable,” he said Nov. ...

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Biden Communion Denial Was Required By Diocesan Policy

By JD Flynn and Matt Hadro A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates who support legal protection for abortion. “Catholic public officials who consistently support abortion on demand are cooperating with evil in a public manner. By supporting pro-abortion legislation they participate in manifest grave sin, a ...

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Chinese Catholics Barricade Themselves in Church to Prevent Demolition

Catholics kneeling inside the grounds of the church in Wu Gao Zhang, Oct. 31, 2019. Credit: AsiaNews Priests and parishioners have barricaded themselves in a Catholic church in the Chinese province of Hebei. According to reports, the Catholics are attempting to prevent the Chinese Government from tearing down the Church. The protest began at 6am Thursday morning at the church ...

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Biden Denied Communion at SC Parish over Abortion Stance

By Matt Hadro A South Carolina Catholic priest denied Holy Communion to presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the candidate’s support for legal abortion. Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, denied Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Holy Communion at Sunday Mass for his support of legal abortion, the ...

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Catholic, Jewish, And Muslim Leaders Sign Declaration against Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide

Representatives of the Abrahamic religions sign a declaration on end-of-life issues at the Vatican Oct. 28, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media By Hannah Brockhaus Leaders of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam presented a signed declaration to Pope Francis Monday expressing their total opposition to euthanasia and any form of physician-assisted suicide, as well as voicing their support of palliative end-of-life care. The ...

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Pope Francis Changes Name of Secret Archive to Vatican Apostolic Archive

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Credit: Luxerendering/Shutterstock. By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis declared Monday that the Vatican Secret Archive be changed to the title of Vatican Apostolic Archive, to avoid the negative associations which accompany modern interpretations of the word “secret.” In an apostolic letter issued motu proprio Oct. 28, Francis declared that “from now on, the current Vatican ...

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