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Photo: Donald Trump Kneels in Prayer at Saint John Paul II Shrine

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump knelt in prayer behind the scenes during their visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. A behind-the-scenes photo posted on Melania Trump’s Instagram showed the Trumps kneeling in prayer inside the shrine. The media were not permitted to join the…

Vatican Bank Says It Holds No Investments in Fossil Fuels

ROME — The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammì, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists. Mr. Mammì told the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter that the Vatican bank follows the same practices as other European banking institutions,…

Knights of Columbus Launch Multi-Million-Dollar Food Bank Delivery Operation During Pandemic

The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal group, launched a multi-million-dollar food drive and delivery operation Tuesday, mobilizing its 1.25 million members in the United States to aid food banks in over 20 cities during the coronavirus crisis. The organization is based in New Haven, Connecticut, and is one of the country’s foremost…

Cardinal Burke Calls For Restoration Of Masses: ‘Without The Help Of God, We Are...

March 21, 2020 5:53 PM ET Cardinal Raymond Burke called for the restoration of all masses during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that priests and bishops should speak out against these cancellations. The Roman Catholic cardinal spoke out in a Saturday statement in which he stressed the importance of social distancing and fighting the virus. But…

Coronavirus Deaths in Italy Pass 1,000

ROME — The number of deaths in Italy by the COVID-19 coronavirus passed the 1,000-mark Thursday, jumping by 189 to a total of 1,016 despite drastic measures to contain the virus. The number of new cases of coronavirus infection also went up significantly over a 24-hour period, adding 2,249 cases for a total of 12,839…

Pope Francis: Populists’ Anti-Immigration Policies Disseminate ‘Fear and Hatred’, Resemble Nazi Rhetoric

ROME — Pope Francis said that policies proposed by populist politicians to curb mass migration only serve to stoke hatred and fuel fear, comparing them to Nazi rhetoric on Sunday. In an address to a gathering organized by the Italian bishops’ conference in the southern Italian city of Bari, the pope connected dots between war,…

Pope Francis: War Is ‘Madness’

ROME — Pope Francis said Sunday that war is contrary to reason, is never normal, and therefore is “madness.” “War, by allocating resources to the acquisition of weapons and military power, diverts those resources from vital social needs, such as the support of families, health care and education,” the pope told an assembly organized by…

Pope Francis Dismayed over Liberals’ Reaction to Priestly Celibacy Ruling

ROME — Pope Francis expressed “consternation” over the way progressives have rejected his decision not to change Church practice regarding priestly celibacy or women’s ordination, according to U.S. bishops who met with him Thursday. Catholic News Service (CNS), the agency of the U.S. bishops’ conference, reported that the pope was puzzled by accusations that he…

Pope Francis Denounces ‘Plague’ of Human Trafficking

ROME — Pope Francis condemned human trafficking as a “true plague” on Sunday, calling for an international effort to eradicate it. Following his weekly prayer of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square, the pontiff recalled that Saturday was the World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking, set on the liturgical memory of Saint…

Rhode Island Priest Warns Pro-Abortion Legislators Not To Receive Communion

February 02, 2020 5:43 PM ET A Catholic priest sent out flyers in January warning pro-abortion politicians not to receive communion at his parish. The priest’s actions come after Rhode Island lawmakers voted in June 2019 to codify Roe v. Wade. The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is a “crime against human life.” The pastor…

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