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Bishop Daly: Pro-Choice Pols Should Not Receive Eucharist

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo. By JD Flynn The Bishop of Spokane said Friday that that politicians who publicly support abortion should not receive the Eucharist in his diocese. “Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public support for abortion, should not receive Communion without first being reconciled to Christ and ...

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Pope Francis Appeals for Yemen’s Starving Children

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. By Hannah Brockhaus During the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis urged people to think of and pray for the many people in Yemen, especially children, who are starving to death in the war. Praying a ‘Hail Mary’ for the people of Yemen, the pope urged people Feb. 3 to ...

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Body of Venerable Teen Exhumed, Too Early to Declare Incorrupt

Carlo Acutis. Credit: carloacutis.com The body of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, was exhumed this week according to Canon Law, as a part of the process of investigation for canonization. “On Wednesday, 23 January, the mortal remains of the Venerable Carlo Acutis, were exhumed in accord with Canon Law and transferred to a suitable location in ...

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Maduro Asks Pope Francis to Mediate in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. Credit: Marcos Salgado/Shutterstock. By Courtney Grogan Nicolas Maduro wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking him to mediate in the political situation in Venezuela, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin confirmed Monday. After more than a dozen Western countries — including the U.S. — recognized the head of Venezuela’s parliament, Juan Guaidò, as the interim president ...

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Pope Francis: True Love is Found in Fidelity

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane to returning from Bangladesh Dec. 2, 2017. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA. By Courtney Grogan Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said Tuesday. In his annual speech to the members of the Roman Rota, the Vatican’s highest court, the pope described “unity and ...

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Twenty Killed In Explosions during Mass in Philippines Cathedral

The inside of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Philippines Jan. 27, 2019. Photo: WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines. By Hannah Brockhaus At least 20 people were killed and 111 wounded after two bombs exploded minutes apart during Sunday Mass in a Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo. After the initial blast inside the ...

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