UK government doubles down on N Ireland abortion regulations

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- While saying that abortion regulation is a devolved issue, the British Minister of State for Northern Ireland emphasized at Westminster Thursday that any local changes to the region’s abortion law would have to comply...

China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches

Catholics are upset about a directive from China’s communist government asking priests to “preach on patriotism” as a condition for reopening liturgical services, suspended earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

On Gratitude and the Holy Ghost

By Regis Martin | I leave to the experts an exact inventory, but by my reckoning there are over 90 references to creation in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), only six of which are less than glowing. And these,… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Churches in China must preach 'patriotism' to reopen after coronavirus

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- State-sponsored Catholic authorities in parts China have issued regulations on the reopening of churches during the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules include a requirement that churches must preach on “patriotism” in order...

Churches in China must preach 'patriotism' to reopen after coronavirus

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- State-sponsored Catholic authorities in parts China have issued regulations on the reopening of churches during the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules include a requirement that churches must preach on “patriotism” in order...

Vatican charges Italian financier in London real estate scandal

ROME, 5 June 2020 – Vatican prosecutors charged Italian financier Gianluigi Torzi on Friday, in connection with a badly mismanaged real estate deal involving investment property located at 60 Sloane Avenue in London. A statement late Friday evening from the press...

Cardinal Turkson: Racism driving some Catholics from Church

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- A Vatican cardinal intervened in an online discussion of racism on Friday to warn that a lack of welcome in U.S. churches is driving young African Catholics away from the Church. Cardinal Peter Turkson, a...