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Women fill a section of stands at the Fairplex fairgrounds on Feb. 14, 2020, during the third and final day of La Luz del Mundo’s Holy Supper ceremony in Pomona, California. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Following the imprisonment of the leader of La Luz Del Mundo, a Christian denomination in Mexico, for sexual abuse, denominational leadership reiterated its support for Naasón Joaquín García.
Father Alonzo Cox is assisted by Deacon Rachid Murad, left, as he celebrates a Mass marking Black Catholic History Month. Pierre Toussaint, seen on a banner at the altar, is one of six African American Catholics who are candidates for sainthood.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Out of the more than 10,000 men and women recognized as saints—which includes 11 Americans and a total of 899 that have been canonized by Pope Francis—none are African Americans.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who has advised Catholics to get the vaccine against Covid-19, revealed this week that he has not yet been vaccinated himself and offered explanations that may confuse the issue for some of his flock.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Revs. Brian Strassburger and Louie Hotop have started a podcast documenting their ministry in the Rio Grande Valley along the U.S.-Mexico border. The aim of the podcast is to explore immigration through a lens of Catholic social teaching.
The charred interior of the San Gabriel Mission is damaged following a morning fire in San Gabriel, Calif, July 11, 2020.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Since July 2020, the U.S.C.C.B. has tracked more than 105 incidents of vandalism of Catholic sites in the U.S., including arson, graffiti and defaced statues.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Students and alumni at Loyola Marymount University are railing against a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood that a student group is hosting on Friday, Nov. 5.
The faithful wear masks and some wear gloves as they receive Communion at the first English Mass with faithful present at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
The Pew Research Center found that 82 percent of Catholic adults said they were at least partially vaccinated as of August—including 86 percent of Latino Catholics and 79 percent of white Catholics.
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The panel consisted of six Catholics from across the medical field and around the globe and they made appeals to a shared faith identity and to “pro-life” values.
A Catholic pastor receives the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Priests navigate Catholics' fears and hesitancies in vaccine exemption requests to balance love for neighbor and self with individual conscience.
Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, poses for a photo with trainees in this undated photo.
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Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
This is the first time Homeboy Industries has received this level of funding, enabling a new level of capacity to serve people who have been in prison and involved in gangs.