Catholics in Africa Offer Prayer for Coronavirus Sufferers

“We express our sympathy for and solidarity with those who are infected and affected by this strange epidemic and pray that an effective and affordable treatment of this disease may soon be found. In the meantime, we strongly urge our people to adopt the highest level...

Trampling on Women’s Dignity is a Sin, Says Bishop in Philippines

Exploiting women or treating them like objects is “a direct offense against God,” an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said, reported CBCP News. Saying that God made man and woman according to his own image and likeness, Bishop Crispin...

Servants of Maria Riparatrici Continue Work in Brazil

“The Servant Sisters of Maria Riparatrici who operate in the Amazon region of Alto-Acre, Brazil, continue to offer pastoral service, the reception of girls who want to consecrate themselves to the Lord, school education and visits to the agglomerations of houses in...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/03/20

The German Church could ask Rome for permission to ordain women deacons, new bishops’ conference president Bishop Georg Bätzing has said. Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi has warned politicians that they are “jeopardising the future of the Lebanese”. Cardinal...

Justice Department highlights state-level religious freedom violations

Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Department of Justice (DOJ) is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on Monday. “Attorney General Barr is particularly interested in religious...

Frances of Rome, and Italy’s Lockdown

In the most troubled of times, God raises up saints as exemplars and intercessors, and Frances of Rome is no exception. Born into privilege in 1384 into a Europe already ravaged by the Black Death, which peaked from 1347 to 1351, Frances lived through tumultuous...

Sanders announces plans to expand abortion access and funding

Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- If elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would use his Medicare for all policy to increase access to abortion nationwide, and roll back limits on state funding for the procedure, his campaign announced on...

West Bank’s Holy Sites Under Quarantine for 30 Days

By Michele Chabin | JERUSALEM — The Palestinian Ministry of Health’s decision to shutter all West Bank religious and tourist sites for 30 days, effective Friday following an outbreak of COVID-19… Read the Whole Article at its Original...