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- Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel. Vatican City, Aug 1, 2021 / 05:05 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Sunday that God wants us to move “beyond the logic of interest and calculation” and enter into a loving relationship with Him.In his […]
- Updated: Catholics ask Cardinal Gregory to reconsider cancelation of Tridentine Mass at National ShrineCardinal Raymond Burke celebrates a pontifical high Mass during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2021 / 14:30 pm (CNA). This story has been updated.The organizers of an Aug. 14 Tridentine Mass in Washington, D.C. – canceled per new papal restrictions on traditional liturgies […]
- Theodore McCarrick / U.S. Institute of Peace / CC BY NC 2.0 Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged in a Massachusetts district court this week for sexually assaulting a teenage boy. On […]
- Irish Catholic dioceses to go ahead with First Communions, confirmations after government advises delayBishop Kevin Doran. / Courtesy of the Diocese of Elphin. Dublin, Ireland, Jul 31, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). A number of Irish Catholic dioceses have said that they will proceed with First Communions and confirmations after the government advised them to delay the ceremonies.The bishops of Elphin, Clogher, and Waterford and Lismore have given […]
- The flag of Nigeria on a soldier’s arm. / Bumble Dee/Shutterstock Onitsha, Nigeria, Jul 31, 2021 / 04:30 am (CNA). An estimated 3,462 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, according to a new study.This equates to 17 Christians being murdered every day in Africa’s most populous country, reported […]
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- BEIRUT (CNS) — Nearly a year after the blast at the Beirut port, the memory of that night is still so vivid. Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui, located about a half-mile from the site of the explosion, suffered extensive damage the night of Aug. 4. The disaster — one of the biggest nonnuclear explosions in history — […]
- Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards as a form of play. Father Brown, professor of Africana studies at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, is a poet, writer, educator and apologist for Catholic spirituality, but with special emphasis on what the faith means for Black Catholics. […]
- In the introduction to her book "Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor" (Paraclete Press, 2020), Angela Alaimo O'Donnell recounts how "at least one reader" asked "whether it is presumptuous … to assume Flannery O'Connor's inner life" and write "deeply personal" poems in O'Connor's voice. O'Donnell's reply reflects not only a poetic imagination […]
- When I was 11 years old, wrestling with my brother's recent death, the new parish priest came bounding into our religion class one afternoon. He announced that he would take our questions (submitted anonymously) to answer in his next homily. When the all-school Mass arrived and the priest approached the ambo to proclaim the Gospel, […]
- WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Simone Biles, described as the world's greatest gymnast, announced July 27 she would not be competing in a team event with the U.S. women's Olympics gymnastics team and the next day withdrew from the all-around final, many people were shocked, but many supported her decision to prioritize her mental health. Counselors […]
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- Leah A. Jacobson is the founder of The Guiding Star Project, that promotes wholistic women’s healthcare.
- While Americans and other cultures may stagger vacations throughout the year, Italy basically crams them all into one somnambulant month.
- God has just saved them in ways that unquestionably affirm his power and providence, and yet the ancient Israelites are worried about food.
- The longtime former head of the Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police.
- Seven places in the archdiocese of New Orleans regularly offers the Latin Mass.
The Wanderer Press
- From Delaware Church To Arizona Audit . . . Powerful Pols Try To See How Much More They Can Get Away WithBy DEXTER DUGGAN Joe Biden’s defiant reception of the Eucharist shortly after a new bishop, William E. Koenig, was installed to head the Diocese of Wilmington showed that the homegrown Delaware politician intended to continue sacrilege with his unrepented massive mortal sins including promoting permissive abortion and sexual disorientation around the world.The Eucharist was handed […]
- By DONALD DeMARCO “Do not abandon yourselves to despair,” said Pope St. John Paul II. “We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” Such a joyful declaration should give all of us renewed hope. And our hallelujah song should be a happy heart that is filled with merriment.In his Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas […]
- By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN To understand what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigation of the Capitol Hill events of January 6 is all about, a good place to begin is with the sentencing hearing the past week of Paul Hodgkins.A crane operator from Tampa, Florida, Hodgkins, 38, pleaded guilty to a single count of […]
- By CHRISTOPHER MANION During the eighteenth century, so the story goes, Grigory Potyomkin, a Russian nobleman, was courting Catherine the Great. When he invited the Tsarina to visit the Crimea, he wanted to impress her. However, in those days the Crimea just wasn’t very impressive.So Potyomkin created a Crimea of his own. Along the route […]
- Editor’s Note: Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold weekly classes for 22 tenth-grade Confirmation students, so we prepared a series of 14 lessons on the material, along with some questions to answer. If these lessons are of value to you, put them to whatever use you can. We will continue to welcome […]
USCCB News Releases
- WASHINGTON- On Wednesday evening, the House voted 217 to 212 in favor of H.R. 4373, the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) appropriations bill. H.R. 4373 excludes the Helms Amendment, which says that “no foreign assistance funds may be used to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person […]
- USCCB President and Migration Chairman Statement on Arrival of Afghan Special Immigrant Visa ApplicantsWASHINGTON—Since 2001, the United States has been involved in Afghanistan, and later Iraq, in military and a nation-building capacities. During that time, Afghan and Iraqi nationals have assisted U.S. troops, diplomats, and government humanitarian personnel in the region by providing translation, interpretation, security, transportation, and other vital services, often at great risk to themselves and […]
- WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed Dr. Julie H. Rubio to serve on the National Review Board (NRB). The NRB was established as part of the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People and advises the bishops’ Committee on the Protection of […]
- WASHINGTON – Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and would have the effect of forcing health care providers and […]
- Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Randolph Calvo of the Diocese of Reno; Appoints Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg as SuccessorWASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Randolph R. Calvo from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Reno and has appointed Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, as Bishop of Reno. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on July 20, 2021, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United […]
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- CV NEWS FEED // A group of 3,600 Catholic religious sisters signed their names to a petition calling on the Senate to pass the Democrat-backed For… The post Thousands of Nuns Sign Petition in Support of Democrats’ Sweeping Vote Reform Bill appeared first on CatholicVote org.
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- CV NEWS FEED // 228 Republican lawmakers have cosigned an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973… The post Congressional Republicans Call On Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade appeared first on CatholicVote org.
- CV NEWS FEED // Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, and Jim Jordan, R-OH, have introduced a bill that would greatly curtail Big Tech platforms’ ability to… The post Congressional Republicans Propose Bill to End Big Tech Censorship appeared first on CatholicVote org.