Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Reverence and Gratitude

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By Cardinal Timothy Dolan The following reflection of republished from the online blog of Cardinal Timothy Dolan. ****** Last Wednesday I wrote with reverence and gratitude about Cardinal John O’Connor, our prophetic and heroic archbishop from 1984 – 2000, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Today, as our nation marks his birthday, allow me […]

Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ Takes Possession of His Parish in Rome

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By ZENIT Staff Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ on January 19, 2020, became the titular pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, located in Pietralata on the outskirts of Rome. Pope Francis granted him this title when he was created Cardinal in early October 2019. The solemn ceremony at the parish began with an entrance procession […]

Santa Marta: Freedom Comes from Trust in God

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on January 20, 2020, stressed the importance of “docility” to the Word of God, which “is always new”. The Holy Father’s comments came in his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, reported by Vatican News. Reflecting on the day’s first Reading (1 SM 15:16-23), the Pope focused […]

INTERVIEW: Rabbi David Rosen: Pope Francis Affirmed All Differences Are Subordinate to Our Common Humanity

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis affirmed all religious differences must be subordinate to our humanity… In an interview with ZENIT, Rabbi David Rosen expressed this, following his participation last week in the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative (AFI), and their meeting with the Holy Father last Thursday. Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs […]

Catholic bishops: US still ‘painfully’ far from Martin Luther King’s dream

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Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 03:37 am (CNA).- The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still sorely needed in the United States, given continued injustices, racism and discrimination against minorities, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a message for MLK Day. “As our nation prepares to commemorate the life and witness […]

Planned Parenthood announces highest election spending in its history

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2020 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Planned Parenthood announced this week that it plans to spend $45 million to support pro-abortion candidates at the presidential, congressional, and state levels in the 2020 election. The campaign, entitled “We Decide 2020,” marks the largest election spending in Planned Parenthood’s history. Jenny Lawson, executive director […]

Pope’s Wish for Peace

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By Zenit Team Pope’s Wish for Libya: End of Violence, Negotiated Solution Leading to Peace & Stability Pope Makes Appeal Remembering Berlin Conference Working Toward Peace in Libya At Angelus, Pope Praises ‘Noble,’ ‘Precious’ Work of Nurses & Midwives ‘Let us pray for all of them, so that they can do their precious work at […]

DiMarzio welcomes investigation, points to personal record fighting abuse

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New York City, N.Y., Jan 19, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Brooklyn’s Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has issued a statement welcoming an investigation into an accusation of sexual abuse made against him last year. In a statement released to CNA on Sunday Jan. 19, the Diocese of Brooklyn said that Bishop DiMarzio had done nothing wrong […]

Angelus Address: On the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, in Continuity with Jesus’ Manifestation at Epiphany and in the Baptism at the Jordan

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Angelus: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is placed in continuity with Epiphany and […]