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Mar 25, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- A photo of a religious procession with a circa-1940’s aesthetic recently fascinated Catholics, who shared it on social media and other places around the internet.
Mar 25, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, whose resignation as Archbishop of Santiago was accepted Saturday, said he is leaving office “very grateful” and with his “head held high” regarding the way the archdiocese dealt with cases of sexual abuse and cover-up.
Mar 25, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has barred state funds from adoption agencies that won't place children with same-sex couples, after reaching a settlement with the ACLU and same-sex couples who approached a Catholic agency and another Christian agency.
Mar 25, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- A group of five Catholic hospitals in California is being sued by a woman who identifies as a transgender man after one of its locations, St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka, refused to perform a hysterectomy.
Mar 25, 2019 - 01:33 pm .- The British Home Office has agreed to reconsider the asylum claim of an Iranian Christian, after it was shown on Twitter that the department had denied the application on the grounds that Christianity is not a peaceful religion.
Mar 25, 2019 - 11:42 am .- California’s attorney general on Friday asked a federal judge to block a new Trump administration rule designed to strip abortion clinics of federal funds distributed through the Title X program.
Mar 25, 2019 - 10:38 am .- The Archbishop of Santa Fe said recently that people praying to “Saint Death” won’t find the answers they’re looking for.
Mar 25, 2019 - 06:38 am .- On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the Virgin Mary a model for vocation.
Mar 24, 2019 - 03:26 pm .- At the end of this month, the Diocese of Phoenix will host a retreat that aims to inspire devotion to and education on the Eucharist.
Mar 24, 2019 - 07:09 am .- The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those who want to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Mar 23, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal Friday morning.
Mar 23, 2019 - 09:21 am .- Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, who has faced accusations that he was involved in covering up the crimes of several abusive priests.
Mar 23, 2019 - 04:17 am .- As multiple states consider assisted suicide legislation, disability activists are speaking out, saying the bills are slippery slopes that put the lives of people with disabilities at risk.
Mar 22, 2019 - 04:49 pm .- As participants in the UN Commission for Women’s annual gathering advocated for increased international access to abortion, side events hosted by the Vatican and other Catholic groups presented a pro-life perspective on women’s empowerment at the UN.
Mar 22, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- A proposal to ease regulations on mercury pollution levels in the air fails to show proper respect for human life and health, said the heads of two committees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday.
Mar 22, 2019 - 01:16 pm .- Edmonton’s Catholic schools are at full capacity and may soon have to turn away students, although school district officials are hopeful that new funding from the Alberta government will be announced.
Mar 22, 2019 - 11:13 am .- In a message for World Water Day, Pope Francis stressed the need to remember the suffering of billions of people who do not have reliable access to clean water in their homes.
Mar 22, 2019 - 09:38 am .- A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during Friday morning Mass. One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the attack.
Mar 22, 2019 - 03:02 am .- A Venezuelan cardinal has called on state security forces to exercise civil disobedience when given orders to use lethal force against citizens.
Mar 21, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a personal friend and close collaborator of St. John Paul II, this week defended the Polish pope’s record on the abuse crisis, which has lately come under criticism from some areas.