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At March for Life, a mix of triumph and apprehension

By Jack Jenkins — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Organizers condemned the presence of people affiliated with America First, whose leader is widely decried as a white nationalist.
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Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to Vatican

By Associated Press — January 21, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate approved Donnelly for the position in a voice vote Thursday.

Pope vows justice for abuse victims after Ratzinger faulted

By Nicole Winfield — January 21, 2022
ROME (AP) — Francis said the church was continuing to discern the way forward in the abuse scandal, which has discredited the Catholic hierarchy at the Vatican and around the world.

The pandemic is reminding us that ‘pro-life’ and ‘anti-abortion’ are not the same

By John Gehring — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Strict anti-abortion stances are at odds with opposition to vaccine mandates and other broader life issues.

On eve of March for Life, Catholic abortion rights advocates counterprotest pro-life vigil

By Jack Jenkins — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — The group Catholics for Choice projected slogans on the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as worshippers inside held an anti-abortion vigil.

Catholic bishops fight Biden but affirm his election

By Thomas Reese — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — Catholic bishops show that people can disagree with the president without buying into the big lie. 

What 13th-century Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas can teach us about hope in times of despair

By Christopher Beem — January 20, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of democratic virtues explains why Dominican monk Thomas Aquinas’ thoughts on hope are relevant today.

Pope to soon declare 37th doctor of the church: St. Irenaeus

By Associated Press — January 20, 2022
ROME (AP) — A 2nd-century saint known as a bridge between eastern and western Christianity took another step Thursday toward being declared a doctor of the church, one of the highest honors in the Catholic Church.

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

By Geir Moulson — January 20, 2022
BERLIN (AP) — A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich Archdiocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.

Pope Francis attacked cancel culture. It sounds better than ‘ideological colonization.’

By Claire Giangravé — January 18, 2022
(RNS) — In a recent speech the pope revived his criticism of rich countries that force their values on poorer nations, erasing their local cultures and traditions.

Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun

By Krutika Pathi and Ashok Sharma — January 15, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church.

House of Intuition founders want you to tap into your ‘inner magic’

By Alejandra Molina — January 14, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — In 'Your Intuition Led You Here,' Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas advise readers on how to find their own inner magic.

Bad luck: Pope acknowledges he got caught at record store

By Nicole Winfield — January 14, 2022
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has long lamented that he can’t walk around town unnoticed like he used to before becoming pope. But he seems to have nevertheless kept his sense of humor after he was caught on camera making an unannounced visit to a Rome record shop this week. Francis wrote a note to […]
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