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Sister Consolacion B. Briones, RSM, 1936-2020

Sister Consolacion B. Briones, who served as a dentist, nurse and pastoral minister, died Jan. 14, 2020.

New Marist Poll: Significant ‘Pro-Choice’ Support for Abortion Regulations

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for...

Pope Francis Wants ‘Holistic Approach’ to Middle East, UN Security Council Told

By Catholic News Agency | NEW YORK, N.Y.  — Pope Francis is concerned about the worsening situation in the Middle East, and is urging a continued commitment to dialogue in the region, a senior...

Will Supreme Court Support State Scholarships for Religious Schools?

By Wayne Laugesen | WASHINGTON — A lead attorney who argued a historically significant educational and religious-freedom case at the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 22 said her team is “very optimistic” about a...

School Choice Law Rooted in Anti-Catholicism, Supreme Court Hears

By Matt Hadro/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court considered arguments on Wednesday on whether a state bar on public funding for religious groups is discriminatory, or protects them from state...

A Mob in the Agora, But Prayer in the Square

By Edward Pentin | Around 130 invited lay faithful took part in a silent prayer demonstration in Munich at the weekend to call on Pope Francis and Germany’s bishops for “clarity and coherence” and an end to “dissimulation and...

Ask Father: Why Can’t I Confess My Sins to God & Not the Priest, Was Jesus Nice, And More!

By Tito Edwards | Ask Father: Why Can’t I Confess My Sins to God & Not the Priest? – Fr. Z’s Blog +1 Was Jesus Nice? – Steve Ray at Defenders of the Catholic Faith +1 Staying True to the Church in the...

What Does It Mean to be Baptized?

By Marge Fenelon | Some time ago, I attended a Mass celebrated by a holy priest from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Jean Pierre was studying at a Catholic university near my home in the Midwest and he often celebrated the...

Minnesota Abuse Survivors to Speak at ‘Restorative Justice’ Conference

By Jonah McKeown/CNA | ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on Thursday, with the goal of bringing healing...

Suspension Revoked for Vatican’s Financial Watchdog Authority

By Courtney Mares/CNA | VATICAN CITY — The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) announced Thursday that the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from an...