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Nation
Catholic News Agency
The cardinal prayed over the immigrant’s remains and blessed them with holy water.
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The handbook does not issue new norms or make alterations to current Church law, but is intended as a guide for bishops, dioceses, and religious communities on how to follow Church procedure in sex abuse cases.
World
Solène Tadié
While pandemic constraints still prevent many Catholics from traveling, the chaplains of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes are launching a virtual event to spiritually gather the faithful.
World
CNA/CNA Deutsch.
In a July 14 letter to archdiocesan staff, Archbishop Burger described the proposal as an “adequate response to the challenges facing our archdiocese.”
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Bishop Malesic, who will turn 60 in August, has led the Diocese of Greensburg since July 2015.
World
Catholic News Agency
The letter’s Catholic signatories included two English bishops -- Bishop Declan Lang, chairman of the English and Welsh bishops’ department for international affairs, and Bishop John Arnold, lead bishop for environmental affairs -- and two Scottish bishops, Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell and Bishop William Nolan of Galloway.
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Catholic News Agency
The designation is granted to churches around the world in recognition of their special pastoral and liturgical significance in Catholic life, and their closeness to the pope.
Nation
Mary Rose Short
One priest believes ‘that prayers and priestly blessings are always the appropriate response to vandalization of holy things and images of saints.’
Nation
Catholic News Agency
The decapitation of the Blessed Mother statue at St. Stephen occurred on the same weekend as several other high-profile acts of vandalism at Catholic churches across the country, including the desecration of statues of the Virgin Mary.
In Person
Peter Jesserer Smith
Father John Killackey discusses with the Register a photo that went viral of him walking in his cassock toward a terrible interstate accident where he gave the last rites to a truck driver.
V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: Witness a recent incident of liberality and civil conversation undermined by mob rule.
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The late composer’s score for The Mission is not only a masterful composition, it is truly sacred music.
Wayne Laugesen
The June 30 decision overturns the longtime prohibition of state-funded scholarships and vouchers for tuition assistance at Catholic and other faith-based schools.