A file photo shows a priest hearing confession at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. The Chinese government said that in addition to meeting health requirements after the COVID-19 outbreak, priests must "preach on patriotism" as a condition for reopening their churches. (CNS photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)
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Catholic News ServiceJune 11, 2020
Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan was officially installed as head of the Fuzhou Diocese in Fujian province. Since 1997, Bishop Lin had refused to register with the government, and thus had not been recognized by Chinese authorities.
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Catholic News ServiceJune 10, 2020
Archbishop Carlson, who has headed the St. Louis Archdiocese since 2009, is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope. Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, will be his successor.
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Catholic News ServiceJune 10, 2020
The gradual opening of churches or planned openings -- with limits on congregation size -- have for the most part come as cities and states announce a gradual reopening of a variety of what they deem as "nonessential" public and private entities, including churches, as the threat of COVID-19 has
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Catholic News ServiceJune 09, 2020
Fears are running extremely high that at the current pace of infection, with the number of cases and fatalities doubling every two weeks, the pandemic is headed for a peak by the end of July.
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, is seen in Washington in this 2017 file photo. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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Catholic News ServiceJune 05, 2020
"We ask all people to come together in solidarity to forge a path forward -- free of discrimination and hate -- for our nation," said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.
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Catholic News ServiceJune 05, 2020
Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison, Wis., has openly disagreed with local government's pandemic advisory of limiting the number of congregants at Masses as interfering with "our pastoral mission."
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Catholic News ServiceMay 27, 2020
The Catholic bishops of Washington state, in a public statement, said that observance of the pandemic protocols in the suspension of Masses was done not out of fear but "out of our deepest respect for human life and health."
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Catholic News ServiceMay 22, 2020
The most powerful cyclone to hit eastern India and Bangladesh in more than 20 years tore down homes, carried cars down flooded streets and inundated farmland.
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Catholic News ServiceMay 22, 2020
Pro-Life organizations are taking exception to the fact that Planned Parenthood affiliates have been recipients of funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
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Catholic News ServiceMay 21, 2020
Dr. Francis S. Collins, who led the Human Genome Project--and who is a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences--has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Templeton Prize.