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  • Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism May 11, 2021
    The Good Shepherd image used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. / Public domain. Vatican City, May 11, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). The Vatican has corrected a problem on its website that meant it displayed at least two different editions of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in English.When using an online search […]
  • Pope Francis institutes new ministry of catechist May 11, 2021
    Pope Francis. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA CNA Staff, May 11, 2021 / 03:35 am (CNA). Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday formally instituting the new lay ministry of catechist. The Vatican released the papal letter, Antiquum ministerium (“Ancient ministry”), on May 11 in eight languages, including Italian Sign Language.The pope said that the institution of […]
  • Relic of Venezuela's 'doctor of the poor' tours hospitals May 11, 2021
    The tomb of José Gregorio Hernández in the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in Caracas, Venezuela. / Guillermo Ramos Flamerich via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, May 10, 2021 / 19:19 pm (CNA). A relic of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, known as the doctor of the poor, is being brought to […]
  • Former Coptic Orthodox monk hanged for bishop's murder May 11, 2021
    Saint Macarius Monastery in Egypt's Beheira governorate, November 2010. / Berthold Werner via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Alexandria, Egypt, May 10, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA). Wael Saad, a former monk of the Coptic Orthodox Church, was executed on Sunday for the 2018 murder of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery.Saad’s brother told […]
  • New Montana law aimed at protecting women’s sports May 10, 2021
    lzf/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 10, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). Montana’s governor signed a bill on Friday requiring public school athletic teams to be designated by biological sex rather than gender identity.The "Save Women's Sports Act,” signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte (R), would limit participation in women’s sports to only biological females, excluding biological males […]
  • Colorado Springs bishop calls for prayers after deadly shooting May 10, 2021
    Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs / CNA Washington D.C., May 10, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The bishop of Colorado Springs called Catholics to prayer on Monday after a shooter killed seven people, including himself, at a local mobile home community on Sunday .“I join the people of Colorado Springs and the nation in […]
  • CDF highlights its Note on Catholics in politics in letter to US bishops on Eucharistic coherence May 10, 2021
    Luis Cardinal Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome, June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Denver Newsroom, May 10, 2021 / 15:16 pm (CNA). The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote Friday to the head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding admission […]
  • Catholics slam ‘lawless’ HHS ‘transgender mandate’ May 10, 2021
    JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock Washington D.C., May 10, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Catholic groups and legal experts denounced the Biden administration’s notice on Monday that it would prohibit denial of gender-transition procedures in health care.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday issued a notice that it would include, as unlawful sex discrimination, “discrimination on […]
  • German Catholics defy Vatican with blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples May 10, 2021
    A blessing service as part of a day of action in defiance to the Vatican’s ruling on same-sex unions in the Youth Church in Würzburg, Germany, May 10, 2021. / Gehrig/CNA Deutsch. CNA Staff, May 10, 2021 / 14:35 pm (CNA). Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies […]
  • Diocese of Buffalo drafting parish grouping plan May 10, 2021
    St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo / CiEll/Shutterstock Denver, Colo., May 10, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The Diocese of Buffalo is preparing to draft a plan for regrouping parishes, with a finalized plan due in September. Bishop Michael Fisher told participants at a May 8 virtual meeting that the plan will include the creation of “families” of […]