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Irish sister, archbishop apologise for historical treatment of unwed mothers

By Catholic News Service | January 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) – At least one order of Irish nuns and the primate of all Ireland welcomed a report from a judicial inquiry into mother-and-baby homes and acknowledged the Church failed to live up to its own values. The Sisters of Bon Secours ran St Mary’s home in Tuam from … Read More about Irish sister, archbishop apologise for historical treatment of unwed mothers

Cardinal and Archbishop die of Covid-19 on same day

By Catholic News Service | January 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

SAO PAULO (CNS) – In one day, the Catholic Church on two continents lost two leaders to Covid-19. Both men were outspoken defenders of the Church. Brazilian Cardinal Eusebio Scheid, 88, died in the interior of São Paulo state on January 13, after only a few days in the hospital … Read More about Cardinal and Archbishop die of Covid-19 on same day

False narrative of papal division ‘harmful’, former doctrinal chief says

By Catholic News Service | January 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The constant comparison as well as false reports of division between Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI by both secular and Catholic media outlets threaten the dignity of the papacy and the faith of many, a former top Vatican official said. In an op-ed piece … Read More about False narrative of papal division ‘harmful’, former doctrinal chief says

Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes

By Catholic News Service | January 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing “the gifts of each baptized person” — women and men — Pope Francis ordered a change to canon law and liturgical norms so that women could be formally installed as lectors and acolytes. “A consolidated practice in the Latin church has confirmed, in fact, that … Read More about Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes

Pope discusses US Capitol occupation and Covid vaccine

By Catholic News Service | January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States “shaken by the recent siege on Congress”, and prayed for the five people who lost their lives “in those dramatic moments” when protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. Remarking on the … Read More about Pope discusses US Capitol occupation and Covid vaccine

Assault on US Capitol shocks churches

By Catholic News Service | January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

ROME (CNS) – The breach of the US Capitol on January 6 sent shock waves around the world. As Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, president of the Australian bishops’ conference tweeted: “I didn’t realise just how much the integrity of and respect for the democratic institutions of the US matter … Read More about Assault on US Capitol shocks churches