Denver Newsroom, Dec 14, 2020 / 04:41 pm (CNA).- As the pandemic has severely restricted gatherings and volunteer opportunities, Catholic dioceses throughout the United States and Canada have had to rethink prison ministries. Catholic Church […]
U.S. bishops give approval to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but say AstraZeneca vaccine ‘should be avoided’…
The United States bishops’ conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though they were developed with a “remote connection” to “morally compromised” cell lines.
What should you do if a 12-year-old girl says: “I am a boy”? If the answer were simple or obvious, the question would not be so explosively controversial. A good place to start, if you are a parent, is to affirm that you love the child. It should go without saying, too, that no child should be bound by gender stereotypes.
Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Catholic Church’s handling of priest-abuse complaints.
Many of us have heard expressed the formulaic regret by someone declining to attend an event: “Though I can’t be there, I’ll be there with you in spirit!” Two reactions usually occur to us who receive such a reply: First, that’s unfortunate. Second, whatever the phrase “there in spirit” means, they probably won’t be present in spirit either. We human beings are body and soul…
“Aware that hearing a pope return to this topic will annoy many…” It is with this caveat that Pope Francis introduces the tough words he dedicates to abortion in his latest book “Let Us Dream,” which on December 1 hit store shelves all over the world. And that’s the way it is. Whenever he touches on this subject, Francis by no means enjoys good press.
As the home of some of the greatest works of art produced by humanity, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City is a popular tourist destination (to put it mildly). If you’ve been one of the 4 million visitors to the famous landmark each year, you’ve probably learned of one aspect of the room filled with Michelangelo’s beautiful, biblical frescos that tends to come as a surprise to first-time guests.