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Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story - Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:00:00 -0600 - Dominique Dawes. / Credit: Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy. Denver Newsroom, Apr 17, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA). Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic fai ...

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0600 - Orhan Cam/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the refugee ca ...

NIH reverses restrictions on fetal tissue research - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:15:00 -0600 - Alex_Traksel/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 15:15 pm (CNA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday announced it will not require ethics boards to review federally-funde ...

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:11:00 -0600 - Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer. / Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 16, 2021 / 14:11 pm (CNA). Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expresse ...

NGO praises Mastercard for trying to curb illegal pornography - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:06:00 -0600 - Zyabich/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 12:06 pm (CNA). The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the credit card association Mastercard for implementing new policies to c ...

USCCB: Permitting mail-order abortion pills places women’s health ‘in serious jeopardy’ - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:33:00 -0600 - Ivanko80/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 10:33 am (CNA). The pro-life chair of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned that loosening federal regulations of the abortion pi ...

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:46:00 -0600 - Archdiocese of Indianapolis Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 09:46 am (CNA). The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a ...

More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:00:00 -0600 - lzf/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). State legislatures of West Virginia and Kansas recently passed bills restricting participation in women’s sports to one’s bi ...

Why Maine Catholics, unable to meet in person, aren't sheepish about their faith - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:00:00 -0600 - Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). With the Maine Catholic Youth Meeting taking place virtually for the second year in a row, t ...

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood - Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:18:00 -0600 - Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105. / Catholic Charities/Jeffrey Bruno (CC BY 2.0). Boston, Mass., Apr 16, 2021 / 02:18 am (CNA). This ...

How a Catholic family of 16 lives debt-free - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:30:00 -0600 - Catholic family of 16 are debt free. / Sam and Rob Fatzinger / EWTN Pro-Life Weekly Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 18:30 pm (CNA). Five years ago, a Catholic family of 16 made international ne ...

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:01:00 -0600 - Catholic school students. CNA file photo. Charleston, S.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA). The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s ...

Father Kapaun's remains to return to Kansas, family says - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:01:00 -0600 - Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of a Jeep as his altar on Oct. 7, 1950. / Public Domain Wichita, Kan., Apr 15, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). The remains of Servant of God Father Emil ...

Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:01:00 -0600 - St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0) Rockville Centre, N.Y., Apr 15, 2021 / 14:01 pm (CNA). In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Dioc ...

‘Refugee resettlement has effectively been halted’: Catholics implore Biden to accept more refugees - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:00 -0600 - Syrian refugee family at a camp in Passau, Germany - August 2015 / Jazzmany/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Catholic organizations expressed dismay that the United ...

After vandalism, Houston parish welcomes back refurbished Our Lady of Guadalupe statue - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:53:00 -0600 - Our Lady of Guadalupe. / Sacred Heart Cathedral Knoxville via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). CNA Staff, Apr 15, 2021 / 12:53 pm (CNA). A Catholic parish in Houston held an inauguration ceremony this we ...

Archbishop Gomez: Gospel is the answer to the 'new religion' of secularism - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:21:00 -0600 - Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 10:21 am (CNA). True social justice is rooted in the Gospel and not in a secular materialist vision, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles told ...

Members of Congress want a vote to protect abortion survivors – will they get one? - Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 -0600 - lazyllama/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). Members of the House are once again trying to bring up a vote on legislation protecting infant survivors of abortions. ...

House Republicans seek to defund UN agency over abortion concerns - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0600 - Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), alleging ...

White House spokeswoman grilled on fungibility of Title X funding - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:18:35 -0600 - Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary. / EWTN News Nightly YouTube CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 14:18 pm (CNA). Earlier today, EWTN’s White House Correspondent Owen Jensen questioned White Hous ...

Amazon pulls transgender-critical book before relisting it - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:07:00 -0600 - nito/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA). The online retail giant Amazon delisted another book critical of transgender ideology, before apparently relisting it for sale ...

Biden administration proposes restoring Title X funding for abortion clinics - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:49:09 -0600 - Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ Credit: Glynnis Jones CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden is moving to reverse a Trump-era policy that barred federal Title ...

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance - Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:57:00 -0600 - Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo. Crookston, Minn., Apr 14, 2021 / 10:57 am (CNA). Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cas ...

Pro-life leaders: Allowing mail-order abortion pill will pose 'grave danger' for women - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 -0600 - Ivanko80/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Pro-life groups criticized the Biden administration for allowing the distribution of the abortion pill through the mail dur ...

Priest-president of elite NY Jesuit high school sacked, sexual misconduct against adults alleged - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:17:00 -0600 - Regis High School in New York City. / ajay_suresh via Flickr (CC_BY_2.0) CNA Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 17:17 pm (CNA). A Jesuit priest who was president of an all-boys high school in New York City ...

Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:00 -0600 - Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal ...

Former auxiliary bishop who mishandled reports of misconduct named pastor in Cincinnati archdiocese - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:01:00 -0600 - Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral on W 8th Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. / Nagel photography/Shutterstock Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 13, 2021 / 16:01 pm (CNA). A Catholic bishop who resigned last year a ...

Following Supreme Court ruling, California lifts capacity limits on religious gatherings - Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 -0600 - Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles / Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). California lifted all capacity restrictions on religious gat ...

Priest who served at Franciscan University of Steubenville indicted on rape allegations - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:08:00 -0600 - The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. / Robert Pernett via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0). Tacna, Peru, Apr 12, 2021 / 19:08 pm (CNA). A Franciscan priest wh ...

Archbishop Cordileone calls for ‘inoculation against racism’ - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:51:00 -0600 - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the San Francisco for Unity prayer service against racism. / Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco. CNA Staff, Apr 12, 2021 / 17:51 pm (CNA). Ar ...

After school shooting, Knoxville bishop asks for 'positive solutions' to gun violence - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:22:20 -0600 - Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville / Catholic News Agency Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2021 / 17:22 pm (CNA). Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville demanded “positive solutions” to gu ...

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace, caution after Daunte Wright shooting - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:09:00 -0600 - A protester argues with a Minnesota State Patrol outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Cent ...

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:00:00 -0600 - People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018 / Will Baxter/Catholic Relief Services Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA ...

Indiana bill would make religious services 'essential' during declared emergencies - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:01:00 -0600 - The Indiana capitol. / Aeypix/Shutterstock Indianapolis, Ind., Apr 12, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). The Indiana legislature on Thursday sent a bill to the governor which would classify religious serv ...

California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 13:49:20 -0600 - U.S. Supreme Court building / Steven Frame/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2021 / 13:49 pm (CNA). California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible stu ...

Missing El Paso priest found safe - Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:11:20 -0600 - CNA Staff, Apr 12, 2021 / 11:11 am (CNA). A Catholic priest of the diocese of El Paso who went missing last week has been found safe.  ...

Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost - Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:50:56 -0600 - Elena Dijour/Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Apr 11, 2021 / 16:50 pm (CNA). The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another gr ...

Feds allege ex-executive embezzled children’s services non-profit for personal spending - Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0600 - Andy via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) Lansing, Mich., Apr 10, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Alleging embezzlement of over $200,000, federal prosecutors have filed charges against John Lynch, a former executi ...

Pro-life Democrats rally in support of Hyde Amendment - Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:00:00 -0600 - Members of Democrats for Life of America rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in August 2020 / Aaron of L.A. Photography/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2021 / 14: ...

New Mexico legalizes assisted suicide - Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:00:00 -0600 - Oleksandr Lysenko/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). New Mexico’s governor on Thursday signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the state. ...

House Republicans push to keep Hyde Amendment in funding bills - Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:13:00 -0600 - lazyllama/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2021 / 11:13 am (CNA). Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday warned against allowing taxpayer-funded abortion in f ...

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children - Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:00:00 -0600 - August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family / Vic Hinterlang/Shut ...

Arkansas gender-transition ban praised for protecting kids - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:19:00 -0600 - Steven Frame/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Apr 8, 2021 / 21:19 pm (CNA). The legislature of Arkansas on April 6 overrode a veto from the governor of a bill outlawing gender-transition procedure ...

Bill requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies advances in Tennessee - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:01:00 -0600 - Tennessee state capitol. / Roman Korotkov/Shutterstock Nashville, Tenn., Apr 8, 2021 / 20:01 pm (CNA). A bill on the burial of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senat ...

Alabama lets voters opt out of ‘so help me God’ on registration forms - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:10:00 -0600 - Ally Aubry via Flickr (CC BY 2.0). Filter added. CNA Staff, Apr 8, 2021 / 19:10 pm (CNA). Alabama has changed its voter registration forms to allow people to opt out of the portion of an oath t ...

Law firm tallies 2,800 suits filed against Catholic entities under NY Child Victims Act - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:19:00 -0600 - New York state capitol, Albany. / Nina Alizada / Shutterstock Albany, N.Y., Apr 8, 2021 / 18:19 pm (CNA). A law firm that frequently represents victims of clerical sexual abuse announced April ...

Wyoming governor signs born-alive bill into law - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:00:00 -0600 - Wyoming state capitol building / Real Window Creative/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday signed a bill protecting infants who surv ...

How Archbishop Naumann's family tragedy shaped his beliefs on the sanctity of life - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:00:00 -0600 - Archbishop Joseph Naumann on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly / EWTN Pro-Life Weekly Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). For the chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee, his family’s h ...

How does the ability to ‘shop’ for a vaccine impact decision-making for Catholics? - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0600 - Ball Lunla/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). With coronavirus vaccination sites allowing people to “shop” for a particular vaccine, one ethicist said this can help ...

Christian photographer claims New York law silences her free speech - Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:18:00 -0600 - Emilee Carpenter / Alliance Defending Freedom Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2021 / 07:18 am (CNA). A Christian photographer is suing the state of New York, claiming that a state nondiscrimination law ...