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Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America and host of the America podcast “Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.”
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Matt Malone, S.J., the president and editor in chief of America Media, announced on Monday that he will step down from his roles in the fall of 2022, after leading the Jesuit publication for 10 years.
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He said he also told the unvaccinated priests that “they couldn't go into the homes of the sick or the homebound or be in close proximity” to worshippers.
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Although Franciscan Father Mychal Judge’s religious order has not pushed the cause for his sainthood, organizations touched by his work with H.I.V./AIDS victims are now taking it up.
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Americans who attend religious services frequently were more likely to vote for former President Donald Trump over President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, a new analysis found.
A health care worker administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to a Marymount University student on the Catholic university's Arlington, Va., campus on April 21, 2021. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
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The Archdiocese of New York says the granting of religious exemptions to Covid vaccines would be "in contradiction to the directives of the Pope."
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During a panel hosted by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, the church leaders offered reflections on the ongoing debate over Joe Biden and the Eucharist.
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Some experts say the level of detail included in the story suggests that whoever provided the information has access to large datasets and methods of analysis that could have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars—or more.
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With violent crime rising in a number of U.S. cities, Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich is urging Catholics to consider how they might contribute to a more just and peaceful society.
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“This is a time to say, ‘Yes, let’s speak about the hunger...for the presence of God.’ This is the moment, and I think the bishops want to do that. But some of our pastoral leaders are making it difficult.”
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The parish council at the Jesuit-run Holy Trinity Catholic Church released a statement saying that the church “will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting themselves to receive it.”