Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 21, 2019
Lebanon's Catholic patriarchs -- who have repeatedly raised their voices against political corruption, imploring the government to address the country's dire economic situation -- expressed their solidarity with the demonstrators.
Members of Amazon indigenous populations pray at the end a Via Crucis procession from St. Angelo Castle to the Vatican, Saturday, on Oct. 19, 2019. Pope Francis is holding a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Catholic News ServiceOctober 21, 2019
Video of the pre-dawn theft from the Santa Maria in Traspontina church was shared and celebrated on conservative social media on Oct. 21. The Vatican's communications czar, Paolo Ruffini, termed it a "stunt" that violated the idea of dialogue.
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Catholic News ServiceOctober 16, 2019
The fund was created in the wake of the Thomas Fire that struck Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in 2017-18.
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Catholic News ServiceOctober 08, 2019
The Haitian bishops' justice and peace commission said that "a change in head of state is crucial as is a change in the way the authorities govern the country."
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Catholic News ServiceOctober 07, 2019
The Attorney General of Indiana, Curtis Hill, has announced that his office has conducted the return of the aborted remains of over 2,000 fetuses back to Indiana, in the wake of the revelations of the now-deceased physician who performed the abortions and stored the fetuses in his Illinois home.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 02, 2019
Pope Francis has chosen Archbishop Bernardito Auza, currently the Vatican's representative to the United Nations, as nuncio to Spain.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceOctober 02, 2019
Deacon Pereira will become the first priest from the Tikuna ethnic group, a tribe of about 60,000 people that live deep in the Amazon, along a stretch of the jungle shared by Colombia, Peru and Brazil.
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 26, 2019
U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, former head of the Vatican's doctrinal congregation and retired archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, died Sept. 26 in Rome. He was 83.
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around the globe.
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Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2019
At a time of increasing urbanization, the "irreplaceable importance" of forests is being "taken for granted and underestimated," the Vatican's secretary of state said Sept. 23 at a high-level meeting at the United Nations.