Catholic Pulse

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church thanked Pope Francis for publicly voicing concern about the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine and the increased presence of Russian troops on border. In an interview with Vatican News April 20, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, said [...]
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ROME — To express the closeness of God and of the church to every older person, Pope Francis has chosen “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew as the theme for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme for the celebration July 25 is [...]
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The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a contentious bill early Tuesday that would end the state’s long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, beginning with the 2022 school year. The 90-53 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber came just before 3 a.m. after more than 16 hours of debate. The bill [...]
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ROME – A papal charity says that at least two thirds of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is not upheld, and the most persecuted religious group are Christians. The 2021 Religious Freedom Report by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) found that around 5.2 billion people [...]
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ROME – It’s unusual for the Spanish Bishops Conference to release a statement responding to a direct attack from a politician – notes about contentious issues such as euthanasia or abortion are common, not so referencing policymakers by name. Yet on Friday, they went out of their way to condemn [...]
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