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  • Pope Francis: Do not forget workers pushed to the margins by pandemic June 17, 2021
    Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Jun 17, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Pope Francis addressed an International Labor Organization (ILO) summit Thursday, calling for dignified working conditions and support for workers on the margins of the labor market […]
  • Hungary passes law barring pornography, pro-LGBT content for minors June 17, 2021
    Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary. / Shutterstock Budapest, Hungary, Jun 17, 2021 / 11:51 am (CNA). Hungary’s parliament has passed a sex crimes law that includes elements aiming to protect children, barring providing pornography and content that promotes gender reassignment and homosexuality to anyone under age 18. Backers of the law emphasized the need to protect […]
  • Update: US bishops vote in favor of advancing two causes of canonization June 17, 2021
    Fr. Joseph Lafleur, whose cause of canonization is one of those that will be considered at the USCCB Spring General Assembly, June 17, 2021. Credit: Andrepont Printing. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 17, 2021 / 10:44 am (CNA). The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father […]
  • A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today June 17, 2021
    Alexey Gotovsky/CNA Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2021 / 10:30 am (CNA). On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist.As the bishops meet for their annual spring general assembly, held virtually this year from June 16-18, they will consider whether the conference’s doctrine […]
  • Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case June 17, 2021
    Steven Frame/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2021 / 09:17 am (CNA). The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion. The city in 2018 had stopped partnering with the agency in its foster-care […]
  • Pro-life group files complaint with Small Business Administration over Planned Parenthood PPP loan June 17, 2021
    Glynnis Jones/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2021 / 09:01 am (CNA). A pro-life group recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Small Business Administration, alleging that a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate “unlawfully obtained” emergency loans during the pandemic.In the complaint filed by New Hampshire Right to Life last week, the group said the Planned Parenthood […]
  • Religious leaders, scientists to convene at Vatican ahead of climate summit June 17, 2021
    Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Jun 17, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). The Vatican is partnering in an event that will bring together scientists and leaders of the world’s religions ahead of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November.“Faith and Science: Towards […]
  • Cardinal: International Eucharistic Congress hymn helped Catholics survive war and communism June 17, 2021
    Cardinal Péter Erdő. / Screenshot from 52nd International Eucharistic Congress YouTube channel. Budapest, Hungary, Jun 17, 2021 / 07:05 am (CNA). A cardinal has said that the lyrics of the official hymn of this year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest helped Hungary’s Catholics survive war and communism.In a video welcoming the adoption of the hymn […]
  • Girls’ choir to join 1,000-year boys’ choir at German Catholic cathedral June 17, 2021
    The Regensburger Domspatzen, a choir based at Regensburg Cathedral in Bavaria, Germany. / Bistum Regensburg. Regensburg, Germany, Jun 17, 2021 / 06:15 am (CNA). A German Catholic diocese announced Tuesday that a cathedral school whose pupils sing in a 1,000-year-old boys’ choir will admit girls. The Diocese of Regensburg said June 15 that the cathedral […]
  • Vatican diplomat: We must ensure that the internet promotes human dignity June 17, 2021
    Computer. / UnSplash. Rome Newsroom, Jun 17, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). The internet enabled human trafficking and sexual exploitation to increase during the pandemic, according to one Vatican official, who has urged that steps be taken to protect human dignity online.Msgr. Janusz Urbańczyk told the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) that […]