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  • Catholic bishops: New N Ireland abortion intervention is ‘gravely disquieting’ July 28, 2021
    Ray Dumas via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jul 28, 2021 / 06:35 am (CNA). Catholic bishops said on Tuesday that the British government’s direction to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland by March 2022 is “gravely disquieting.”In a statement issued on July 27, the bishops lamented the move by Brandon Lewis, […]
  • 5 things you need to know about Blessed Stanley Rother July 28, 2021
    Blessed Stanley Rother during a carnival. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Archives. Denver Newsroom, Jul 28, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Not much is popularly known about Blessed Stanley Rother, the small town Oklahoma native who was declared blessed in September 2017 by the Catholic Church. One of the newest blesseds, he became a […]
  • Fire engulfs 163-year-old Catholic church in Scotland July 28, 2021
    St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow, Scotland. / Lirazelf via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 28, 2021 / 04:05 am (CNA). More than 30 firefighters tackled a devastating fire at a Catholic church in Glasgow, Scotland, in the early hours of Wednesday. One person was rescued after the firefighters were called out following reports […]
  • Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided? July 28, 2021
    Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J. / Society of Jesus, Chinese Province Rome Newsroom, Jul 28, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). Hong Kong’s bishop-elect Stephen Chow has said that he wants to bring unity to his divided diocese when he assumes leadership later this year.To achieve this goal, the incoming bishop will need to address […]
  • Boston auxiliary bishop reveals why he voted against Eucharistic document July 27, 2021
    Daniel Ibanez/CNA Denver Newsroom, Jul 27, 2021 / 16:30 pm (CNA). An auxiliary bishop of the Boston archdiocese on Sunday revealed why he voted against a motion of the U.S. bishops’ conference to begin drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist.Bishop Mark O’Connell, an auxiliary bishop of Boston, said in a July 25 statement that […]
  • Cardinal Gregory reportedly withdraws permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine July 27, 2021
    Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2021 / 16:10 pm (CNA). Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered August 14 in D.C.A pontifical […]
  • At least 12 priests in Mexico have died from COVID-19 in two months July 27, 2021
    Dominican Nuns of the St. Catherine of Siena Monastery in Mexico City / Dominican Nuns of St. Catherine of Siena/CNA ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 27, 2021 / 14:15 pm (CNA). The most recent report from the Catholic Multimedia Center (CCM) shows that at least 12 priests and a Mexican nun have died from the COVID-19 […]
  • Catholic sisters dedicate lives to telling the elderly ‘You’ll never be alone’ July 27, 2021
    Sr. Constance Veit, LSP / EWTN News In Depth Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Ahead of the inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly this past Sunday, the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor described how the order cares for the elderly as people of inherent dignity […]
  • Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion July 27, 2021
    Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly displays her Olympics gold medal and the Miraculous Medal, a devotional medallion depicting the Virgin Mary. / Hidilyn Diaz's Instagram Stories Manila, Philippines, Jul 27, 2021 / 12:55 pm (CNA). Philippine Catholic bishops congratulated the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, not only for her victory but for […]
  • Catholic priest attacked with glass bottle while praying at cathedral in Scotland July 27, 2021
    St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. / Gastao at English Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Edinburgh, Scotland, Jul 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). A Catholic priest escaped without injury on Monday after he was attacked by a man wielding a glass bottle as he prayed at a cathedral in Scotland.The archdiocese of St. Andrews […]