Moral theologian John Haas: Catholics should use vaccines that have absolutely no connection to abortion, if available…

This week, as Moderna, the biotech company that has produced one of the most promising COVID-19 vaccines, announced that it will apply for emergency FDA approval that could make the first injections available by Dec. 21, and after United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it had launched charter flights in preparation for the distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine once it is approved…

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Every consistory has its “star” and this time around it was Raniero Cardinal Cantalamessa…

The 2020 consistory for new cardinals was one of the strangest in history due to the pandemic. The new cardinals traveling to Rome had to quarantine for 10 days prior to the ceremony in the Domus Sanctae Marthae where Pope Francis lives. But they did not see him. They were confined to their rooms…

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The First Sunday of Advent began a new year in the Church — the year of St. Mark…

Be warned! Year B has begun! Year B is, of course, the second of the three-year cycle for the Lectionary at Mass. In Year A, we read from Matthew for the Gospels of Ordinary Time; in Year B, Mark; in Year C, Luke. John is read so heavily in Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and on feast days that it doesn’t get its own year.

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Pope Francis names new bishop of scandal-ridden Buffalo diocese…

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Bishop Michael Fisher, an auxiliary of Washington, to be the next bishop of the scandal-ridden Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Fisher, 62, will take over leadership of Buffalo as the diocese faces a new lawsuit from the State of New York for failing to protect children from clergy sex abuse…

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Cardinal Pell on his vindication and Vatican corruption: “I didn’t know that there was so much criminality involved”…

The pope’s former treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, said Monday he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed in a spiraling Vatican corruption investigation. Pell made the comments to The Associated Press in his first interview since returning to Rome after his conviction-turned-acquittal on sexual abuse charges in his native Australia…

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