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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Historic Iraqi church to be rebuilt

Days before attack, Nigerian bishop warned of poor protection for Christians
Just days before a suspected Islamist militant attack killed 30 people in Nigeria, a prominent bishop in the country lamented what he saw as a lack of adequate protection from the...

Cardinal Zen to Congressmen: China wants Vatican 'surrender'
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that the situation is dire for the Church in China, and predicted the eventual end of the underground Church.

Seminarian's killing a 'defining moment' for Christians in Nigeria
At the funeral Mass for Michael Nnadi, the 18-year-old seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen last month, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto said he hoped the death would be a...

Klobuchar says pro-life Democrats 'are a part of our party'
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Tuesday that she would not shut pro-life Democrats out of the party.

Church in Venezuela hit hard by ongoing economic, political crisis
As the people of Venezuela continue to suffer severe food and medication shortages due to hyperinflation, the Church is also affected, said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino last week.

Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill
After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to...

Sedition charges dropped against 4 bishops in Philippines
The Philipine government has dropped charges against four bishops and two priests who were accused of attempting to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte.

5 things to know about 'Querida Amazonia'
Here are five things to know about Querida Amazonia.

Pope Francis: The gift of tears is precious
During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed the second beatitude, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted, emphasizing the value of...

Why Abraham Lincoln held a White House fundraiser for this black Catholic parish
When black Catholics in DC wanted a church, Abraham Lincoln helped raise the money

Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed
Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and...

US bishops praise pope's 'clarion call' for nuclear disarmament
The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to dismantle their arsenals and praising Pope...

Harare archdiocese releases pastoral plan for small Christian communities
The Archdiocese of Harare has released a pastoral plan to instigate smaller community cells aimed at fostering an intimate Christian experience.

Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, discussing their states' 2018 agreement...

Experts warn Canadian medical suicide law is 'most permissive in the world'
A new report has warned against expanding access to euthanasia in Canada to those with mental illnesses.

Court evidence suggests abuse cover-up by high ranking Legionaries of Christ
Evidence to be presented in a upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an...

First Mass since Reformation to be held in Swiss cathedral
Mass will be said in the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre de Genève on Feb. 29, in a decision announced by the Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg’s episcopal vicariate...

Bishops urge president to hold peace talks in Cameroon conflict
Bishops from around the world have signed an open letter to the Cameroonian president asking that he participate in proposed peace talks meant to bring an end to conflict between...

Catholics provide pastoral, physical aid in the face of coronavirus
While the coronavirus outbreak continues, Catholics have sought to provide aid and pastoral care to those threatened by its spread.

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude
Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: hearing...

Picture this: Knights of Columbus publish new illustrated history
A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world, “The Knights of Columbus: An...

Christ is hope for the Church and the world, Archbishop Perez says at installation
The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during his homily at his installation Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia on...

Elderly Chinese bishop recovers from coronavirus
Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu, Bishop Emeritus of Nanyang, has recovered from coronavirus. At age 98, he is among the oldest infected patients to have recovered.

Historic Iraqi church to be rebuilt
The rebuilding of a Syriac Catholic church in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by ISIS will begin soon, the U.N.’s heritage agency (UNESCO) announced last week.

Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response
American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged the faithful to stay informed about the...


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