Catholic bishops lament setbacks for Holy Land peace, but call for a better path

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Jerusalem, May 25, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Peace, mutual equality, and respect must be the foundation of progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations, despite continued setbacks, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said this week. Continuing difficulties in Palestine and Israel have caused many people to question “whether international diplomacy and the peace […]

Irish Bishops Mark First Anniversary of Referendum on Right to Life

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By ZENIT Staff Today marks the first anniversary of the referendum which led to the legalization of abortion in Ireland. In marking this anniversary, we reaffirm our belief in the fundamental dignity and right to life of every human being from conception to natural death. This is not simply a matter of faith, it is […]

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada, May 24, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome end. The rector of Sts Volodymyr and Olga Cathedral in Winnipeg said he is “devastated” after a statue of St. Vladimir was found decapitated Tuesday. The head, […]

Five men charged amid Michigan clergy sex abuse investigation

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Lansing, Mich., May 24, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- Five men who served in Michigan as Catholic priests have been charged with 21 counts of sex abuse, the state attorney general announced Friday. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said at May 24 press conference, reported by the […]

Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural

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Newark, N.J., May 24, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on church property. Fr. Paul Prevosto, pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, instructed administrators at Bergen Arts and Science Charter School to paint over the mural […]

Senators highlight pro-life protections ahead of 2020 spending bills

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Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom protections intact during the drafting of upcoming appropriations bills. The bills will be for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020, which begins this fall. The letter, sent to Senate Appropriations […]

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims

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Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2019 / 11:34 am (CNA).- The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as well as to adopt a more sensitive attitude toward victims than in the past. “We admit that as shepherds of the Church we have not done […]

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims

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Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2019 / 11:34 am (CNA).- The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as well as to adopt a more sensitive attitude toward victims than in the past. “We admit that as shepherds of the Church we have not done […]

Violence in Mexican State of Morelos Undermines Future of Young People

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By ZENIT Staff In the ranking of 2019, among the 10 most violent cities in the world, Acapulco and Tijuana are at the top of the list. In that of the 50 most violent cities Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Irapuato, Guanajuato are added. In an interview with Fides News Agency, Bishop Ramón Castro […]