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Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai delivered a homily Aug. 9, calling for an international investigation into the explosion at the Lebanese port.
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Statement condemns China’s egregious treatment of ethnic group.
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Edward Pentin
Pro-democracy businessman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is the first prominent person to be arrested under Communist China’s new national security law.
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Catholic News Agency
At least 16 organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, Caritas International and Aid to the Church in Need, have responded.
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Lauretta Brown
The Commission on Unalienable Rights’ first draft report has prompted backlash from organizations and religious representatives, who criticized the report’s emphasis on religious liberty.
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Peter Jesserer Smith
The only Middle East country with a Christian head of state is now in an unprecedented state due to a harbor explosion of chemicals more destructive than wartime devastation.
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Solène Tadié
Since Aug. 1, 1885, the chain of perpetual adoration of the Holy Sacrament at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre in Paris has continued uninterrupted, including during the 1944 bombing and the coronavirus crisis.
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Solène Tadié
NEWS ANALYSIS: For many of his Catholic supporters, the reelection of the conservative leader is seen as the last line of defense against the moral and political decay of postmodern Western societies.
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Peter Jesserer Smith
NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report from Aid to the Church in Need makes clear Christians need to see fundamental changes now to start thriving and to stem their continuing departure from their homeland.
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Sister Grace Candiru
Orders are taking to the airwaves and engaging in hands-on aid to stop the spread of the virus.
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Victor Gaetan
NEWS ANALYSIS: When Turkey’s president announced the historic church would revert to a mosque, he effectively declared an end to modern Turkey’s identity.
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Solène Tadié
The monastic grange project at the Abbaye Sainte-Marie of Boulaur has aroused a wave of enthusiasm in the country and is already inspiring other monasteries in Europe.
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Solène Tadié
While pandemic constraints still prevent many Catholics from traveling, the chaplains of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes are launching a virtual event to spiritually gather the faithful.
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Edward Pentin
‘We fear we’re at the end of the road,’ Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told the Register.
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Edward Pentin
The presidential directive, signed on June 2, prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, among other things.
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Judy Roberts
Stay-at-home orders and other restrictions intended to prevent or slow the spread of the coronavirus have struck many Catholic apostolates at the heart of what they do, whether it is performing corporal acts of mercy or engaging in evangelism.
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Michele Chabin
Christian leaders announced May 26 that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem would once again welcome the public, with some restrictions.
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Solène Tadié
Christian Chenay, France’s oldest doctor, is still providing medical assistance to a local community of missionaries, whom he has served as a doctor for 50-plus years.
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Lauretta Brown
In one instance, 46 babies purchased by people from the U.S., Italy, Spain and elsewhere born through surrogacy are stranded in a Ukraine hotel-turned-hospital, as the country has closed its borders because of the pandemic.
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Edward Pentin
ANALYSIS: The recent death of Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has reignited internal discussion on the way forward.
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Lauretta Brown
Critics say the U.N. agencies are using this medical and humanitarian crisis as a pretext for pushing the abortion lobby’s international agendas.
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John M. Grondelski
A longtime friend reflects on the saint’s impact.
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Solène Tadié
The vibrant tributes that the widow of Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune has received from the Catholic community worldwide, since her May 6 death, attest to the impact of her decades of work in defense of life.
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Solène Tadié
The French government has decided to maintain suspension of public Masses during Phase 2 of the pandemic, despite an intense outcry from the clergy and the faithful.
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K.V. Turley
Present at Carfin is the ‘spirit of Lourdes’: healing through prayer.
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K.V. Turley
Bishop John Keenan: ‘Love of Mass, devotion to the Eucharist and a sense of the sacraments and feasts are undergoing surprising renewal.’
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Peter Jesserer Smith
In a defining mission for the priesthood, younger priests backed by their bishops are giving comfort to those in need amid the pandemic.
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K.V. Turley
As his tenure ends, the shrine’s rector reflects on momentous events.
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Michele Chabin
Local Christians celebrate at home, entering into a deep spirituality focused on hope.
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Edward Pentin
Observers say that the unanimous ruling by the country’s highest court constitutes a scathing indictment of the fundamentally unjust proceedings that led to the cardinal’s wrongful conviction and imprisonment.