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Zen challenges Parolin over China deal claims

Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China.

10 Oct 2020
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Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain

Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro.

09 Oct 2020
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‘It places Christ at the center’: All-Ireland Primate’s rosary crusade against COVID-19

Archbishop Eamon Martin had been thinking about the rosary ever since the pandemic broke out. In previous times of adversity, Irish Catholics had turned to the devotion. Could that tradition be revived now?

09 Oct 2020
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John Henry Newman, a Saint for Students

In its essence, Newman argued, education is about cultivating the mind.

By Patrick Reilly 

09 Oct 2020
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Finding Mary on the Inside: Learning How to Live the Blessed Mother’s Virtues

By Carrie Gress 

We often think of trends happening only in fashions and fads, and yet, there are real trends in ideas, even spiritual ideas.

07 Oct 2020
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Want Greater Protection for Your Child? Consider Marian Consecration

Providing consecration in an accessible way to our children could be a life-changing event.

By Carrie Gress 

07 Oct 2020
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17 Things Every Catholic Should Know About Carlo Acutis

“I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things that do not please God.” —Carlo Acutis

By Alyssa Murphy 

07 Oct 2020
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Amnesty International's expanded abortion advocacy gets human rights wrong, critic says

 An international law expert has criticized Amnesty International’s new support for abortion access through all nine months of pregnancy and its claim that human rights protections “start at birth.”

07 Oct 2020
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Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for 'Cuties'

Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of promoting “lewd visual material” in the film “Cuties.” The French-produced film drew sustained criticism for its sexualized portrayal of minors when it launched on the streaming service last month.

07 Oct 2020
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Sri Lankan cardinal: It is 'sad and unfortunate' that Easter bombing suspects are released

A year and a half after church and hotel bombings killed 259 people and injured another 500 in Sri Lanka, five of seven suspects arrested in connection with the attacks have been released by the country’s government.

07 Oct 2020
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Reports say woman working for Becciu received 600,000 euros from Vatican Secretariat of State

Italian media reported this week that a woman with a company based in Slovenia received at least half a million euros from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in connection with Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

07 Oct 2020
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Vatican City State makes masks compulsory outdoors

Face coverings must be worn outdoors within the territory of Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a Vatican official announced Tuesday.

07 Oct 2020