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  • This pro-life ministry in St Louis is helping bring an end to abortion 

    This pro-life ministry in St Louis is helping bring an end to abortion  Sister Sue Ann Hall (left) and Sister Delores Vogt of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcome visitors to Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis. / Archdiocese of St. Louis. St. Louis, Mo., Jan 28, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Tucked away near the Forest Park neighborhood of St. Louis is a brick, three-story convent dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The convent, situated in a converted home on a corner lot, is nothing spectacular to the unknowing eye.  But the convent is unique because it is located directly across the street from a Planned Parenthood clinic, the last[…]

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  • Who is Benedict XVI? Cardinal Filoni shares his testimony

    Who is Benedict XVI? Cardinal Filoni shares his testimony Cardinal Fernando Filoni. Photo credits: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. / null Vatican City, Jan 28, 2022 / 14:00 pm (CNA). Who is Benedict XVI? This is the question that has emerged in the minds of many in recent days; days of great suffering for him and for the Church.At the beginning of his pontificate in 2005, he wanted to say that he saw himself as a humble servant in the vineyard of the Lord, thinking of the parable found in the Gospel of Matthew (21:33-43). In that parable, Jesus criticized the behavior of those who, by their infidelity, ruined the vineyard planted[…]

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  • Catholic charity calls for day of prayer for Myanmar on coup anniversary

    Catholic charity calls for day of prayer for Myanmar on coup anniversary Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest. / Myanmar local media. Königstein, Germany, Jan 28, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA). A Catholic charity has called for a day of prayer for Burma on the first anniversary of the military coup in the Southeast Asian country.The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) invited Catholics on Jan. 27 to observe the day of prayer on Feb. 1, the day in 2021 when the armed forces seized power in the country officially known as Myanmar.“With this day of prayer, ACN wants to remember[…]

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  • Pope Francis appoints new Catholic bishop of Fatima

    Pope Francis appoints new Catholic bishop of Fatima Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho. / Santuário de Fátima. Vatican City, Jan 28, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal António Marto on Friday and named a new bishop of Leiria-Fátima.The pope appointed Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho to lead the Portuguese diocese containing one of the world’s most famous Marian shrines on Jan. 28.The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. . Kate Veik/CNA.Ornelas has led the diocese of Setúbal, southwestern Portugal, since 2015 and was elected president of the Portuguese bishops’ conference in 2020.“José Ornelas brings with him enormous and unique wealth to give[…]

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  • Holy Land’s Catholic bishops invite Orthodox leaders to contribute to synodal path

    Holy Land’s Catholic bishops invite Orthodox leaders to contribute to synodal path Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021. / Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Jan 28, 2022 / 09:10 am (CNA). Catholic bishops in the Holy Land invited their Orthodox counterparts this week to contribute to the consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod on Synodality.In a letter dated Jan. 24, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (ACOHL) explained that Catholics in the region were taking part in the local stage of a two-year synodal path launched by Pope Francis last October.“We would be delighted to[…]

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  • Pope Francis: Being ‘properly informed’ on COVID-19 vaccines is a ‘human right’

    Pope Francis: Being ‘properly informed’ on COVID-19 vaccines is a ‘human right’ Pope Francis meets members of the Catholic Factchecking consortium at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 28, 2022 / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Jan 28, 2022 / 07:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Friday that it is a human right to be “properly informed” with scientific data, rather than “fake news,” in a meeting with a Catholic fact-checking group focused on COVID-19 vaccines.“To be properly informed, to be helped to understand situations based on scientific data and not fake news, is a human right,” Pope Francis said on Jan. 28.“Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always[…]

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  • Peter’s Pence donations fell by around 15% in 2021, says Vatican

    Peter’s Pence donations fell by around 15% in 2021, says Vatican Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves. / Office of Communication Society of Jesus. Vatican City, Jan 28, 2022 / 05:33 am (CNA). Donations to Peter’s Pence fell by around 15% in 2021, the Vatican announced on Friday.In an interview with Vatican News published on Jan. 28, Father Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, said that, while donations were still arriving from some countries, there was a marked decrease compared to 2020.He also disclosed that the sale of a London property at the center of a landmark Vatican finance trial would be concluded in June. Commenting on[…]

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  • Religious leaders mark Auschwitz liberation anniversary

    Religious leaders mark Auschwitz liberation anniversary Religious leaders mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the death camp, Jan. 27, 2022. / Wojciech Grabowski/www.auschwitz.org. Oświęcim, Poland, Jan 28, 2022 / 03:37 am (CNA). Religious leaders gathered at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday to mark the 77th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation.Bishop Piotr Greger, auxiliary bishop of Bielsko-Żywiec diocese, southern Poland, took part in the live-streamed Jan. 27 commemoration at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp where more than 1.1 million people died in 1940-1945.Greger recited prayers at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site, the largest of the camps that formed the Auschwitz complex, along[…]

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  • From Denver to Uganda, St Joseph facilitates an unexpected connection

    From Denver to Uganda, St Joseph facilitates an unexpected connection null / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Denver, Colo., Jan 27, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA). When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I being scammed?Campbell, who directs Denver’s St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division, had recently announced plans to teach a six-week online course that summer on St. Joseph. The email in question was, purportedly, from a Catholic priest, who said he wanted to take the course but couldn’t afford to pay. Campbell was understandably sceptical at first. But after a few rounds of Googling, Campbell realized the priest was legit. That priest,[…]

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  • Grotto vandalized at parish in Northern Virginia

    Grotto vandalized at parish in Northern Virginia Removal of the remains of statues destroyed at the grotto of Nativity parish in Burke, Va., Jan. 25, 2022. / Diocese of Arlington Arlington, Va., Jan 27, 2022 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Police are investigating after a grotto at a Catholic parish in Burke, Virginia was vandalized Tuesday evening. Nativity Catholic Church, is vowing to raise money to replace the statues, which were damaged beyond repair Jan. 25. The parish’s grotto depicted Our Lady of Fatima speaking to the three child visionaries.In a Jan. 26 letter to his parish, Fr. Bob Cilinski said he was “so saddened” when the vandalism was[…]

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