Second man accuses Chicago’s Father Pfleger of sex abuse

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CNA Staff, Jan 25, 2021 / 02:24 pm (CNA).- A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him as a minor decades ago, the Chicago archdiocese has confirmed to local media. The priest has strongly denied both accusations, which come from two brothers. The Chicago archdiocese’s general counsel […]

Supreme Court rules favorably toward inmate requesting priest at execution

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Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2021 / 12:55 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at his execution. In a set of orders released on Monday morning, the court vacated a ruling of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court against Ruben Gutierrez, a […]

Cardinals offer funeral Mass for homeless man in Rome

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Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2021 / 12:19 pm (CNA).- Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski offered a funeral Mass Monday for a 64-year-old homeless man who died in Rome. Roberto Mantovani died in a homeless shelter near Rome’s Termini train station after contracting pneumonia. Cardinal George Pell concelebrated the funeral Mass Jan. 25 at the parish […]

Cardinals offer funeral Mass for homeless man in Rome

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Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2021 / 12:19 pm (CNA).- Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski offered a funeral Mass Monday for a 64-year-old homeless man who died in Rome. Roberto Mantovani died in a homeless shelter near Rome’s Termini train station after contracting pneumonia. Cardinal George Pell concelebrated the funeral Mass Jan. 25 at the parish […]

Pro-lifers pleasantly surprised at Kentucky’s enactment of ‘Born-Alive’ bill

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2021 / 11:45 am (CNA).- A Kentucky bill requiring appropriate medical care for babies surviving attempted abortions became law on Friday. Gov. Andy Bashear (D) neither signed nor vetoed the “Born-Alive” bill that passed the state legislature. The bill, SB9, requires that infants who are born alive after an attempted […]

Pope Francis: May the Holy Trinity make Christians grow in unity

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Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2021 / 11:39 am (CNA).- The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concluded Monday with Vespers at the tomb of St. Paul. Pope Francis was unable to attend the evening prayer Jan. 25 at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls due to a resurgence of sciatic nerve pain, but […]

Pope Francis: May the Holy Trinity make Christians grow in unity

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Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2021 / 11:39 am (CNA).- The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concluded Monday with Vespers at the tomb of St. Paul. Pope Francis was unable to attend the evening prayer Jan. 25 at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls due to a resurgence of sciatic nerve pain, but […]

Biden reverses military ban on gender transitioning

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA).- President Joe Biden on Monday revoked a ban on gender transitioning in the military, allowing troops to serve on the basis of their gender identity. The White House on Monday announced that President Biden signed an executive order reversing certain Trump-era orders on transgender service […]

Biden has ‘developed’ approach to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell says

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Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2021 / 10:35 am (CNA).- President Joe Biden has a “very developed approach” to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the National Catholic Reporter. Campbell, who also offered a prayer at the 2020 Democratic National […]