Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

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Rome Newsroom, Apr 7, 2021 / 02:30 am (CNA).- The prior of Taizé has said that his community sees how young people are longing to meet together again in Christian fellowship as France and other European countries remain under strict lockdowns this spring. Br. Alois Leser has led the Taizé Community for more than 15 […]

Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

by Web Master

Rome Newsroom, Apr 7, 2021 / 02:30 am (CNA).- The prior of Taizé has said that his community sees how young people are longing to meet together again in Christian fellowship as France and other European countries remain under strict lockdowns this spring. Br. Alois Leser has led the Taizé Community for more than 15 […]

L.A. archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

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CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2021 / 07:32 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be consolidated with other schools, due to ongoing financial difficulties exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “These six schools had been trying to overcome financial challenges long before […]

Utah to require fathers to pay for half of pregnancy costs

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Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 6, 2021 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah the first state to mandate prenatal child support from the father. HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer, stipulates that the baby’s biological father […]

Nebraska dioceses to restore Sunday Mass obligation in May

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Lincoln, Neb., Apr 6, 2021 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The bishops of the three local Churches in Nebraska will each restore the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days next month. The obligation will be restored May 23 in the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Dioceses of Lincoln and Grand Island. “I would […]

Judge puts three dozen lawsuits against Buffalo parishes on hold amid bankruptcy

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CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2021 / 03:02 pm (CNA).- A federal bankruptcy judge last week put 36 lawsuits against Buffalo Catholic parishes and schools on hold until this fall, stating that the lawsuits’ advancement would interfere with the Buffalo diocese’s bankruptcy reorganization. New York’s 2019 Child Victims Act (CVA) created a one-year “lookback” window where […]

Arkansas legislature overrides veto of gender-transitioning ban

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Washington D.C., Apr 6, 2021 / 01:15 pm (CNA).- The Arkansas state legislature voted on Tuesday to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) of a bill prohibiting gender-transitioning procedures for children. Last month, the state’s Senate had approved House Bill 1570, the “To Create The Arkansas Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act.” The […]