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Catholic lawmakers who OK’d Colo. abortion bill asked to not take Communion

By Catholic News Service | June 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

In a June 6 open letter, the Catholic bishops of Colorado have asked those Catholic legislators “who live or worship in the state”, and who voted for Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act, “to voluntarily refrain from receiving holy Communion”. They urged this action “until public repentance takes place and sacramental … Read More about Catholic lawmakers who OK’d Colo. abortion bill asked to not take Communion

Vatican relaxes vaccine mandate, masking rules

By Catholic News Service | June 8, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican has updated its Covid-19 protocols, allowing most employees and visitors to enter Vatican City State without a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery. In a decree published on June 2 by the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said that “entry … Read More about Vatican relaxes vaccine mandate, masking rules

Pope saddened by Pentecost attack in Nigeria

By Catholic News Service | June 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis expressed his solidarity and closeness with Catholics in Nigeria after gunmen stormed a church and reportedly killed at least 50 people during a Pentecost Mass. “While the details of the incident are being clarified, Pope Francis prays for the victims and the country, painfully … Read More about Pope saddened by Pentecost attack in Nigeria

Pope congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on Platinum Jubilee

By Catholic News Service | June 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis sent well-wishes to Queen Elizabeth II as the reigning British monarch began the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of her coronation as well as the public celebration of her birthday. “On the joyful occasion of Your Majesty’s birthday, and as you celebrate this Platinum … Read More about Pope congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on Platinum Jubilee

Healing of the Eucharist is needed to repair scandal, says Iowa archbishop

By Catholic News Service | June 2, 2022 | 2 Comments

DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) – Rather than being denied Communion, Catholics who cause scandal in their defiance of Church teaching should be allowed to receive the Eucharist as the “healing remedy” Christ gave to his followers, said Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque. “We readily identify things like abortion and capital punishment … Read More about Healing of the Eucharist is needed to repair scandal, says Iowa archbishop

Peace during this ‘Easter of War’

By NZ Catholic contributor | June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Dr JOHN EVANGELISTA Nearly 2000 years after the first Easter, the successor of St Peter pleads: “Our eyes, too, are incredulous on this Easter of war . . .  Let there be a decision for peace.” (Pope Francis, Easter Message, April 17, 2022.)  What is “peace”?  Why can’t we … Read More about Peace during this ‘Easter of War’