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The sisters originally sued the federal government over the mandate that employers provide contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-causing drugs in health plans.
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Bishop Guo and his priests have refused to join the state-run Church, and thus have not been approved by the Chinese government.
Christine Rousselle/CNA
A statement from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia said that the consecration will now take place at Williamsburg Community Chapel.
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Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, issued a series of statements via Twitter on Friday, saying that his meeting with the former pope went well.
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On Thursday, Azar encouraged the countries present to collaborate with the U.S. in fighting against abortion at upcoming international meetings including the World Health Organization’s board meeting in Geneva, the meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York, the World Health Assembly in Geneva, and the UN General Assembly in New York.
Ed Condon/CNA
Senior Church officials in Rome, Hong Kong, and mainland China have independently confirmed to CNA that a decision to appoint Fr. Choy as Hong Kong’s next bishop has received final approval in Rome.
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The annual report from Open Doors, released Jan. 15, ranked North Korea first on its list of 50 most dangerous countries in which to be Christian, the 18th straight year that the country has received that designation.
Matt Hadro/CNA.
The regulations seek to ensure that federal government social service programs are administered in line with the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that religious groups are not barred simply on account of their religious status.
Kevin J. Jones/CNA
Under Utah law, certain professionals including clergy, teachers, medical professionals, and law enforcement must report allegations of child abuse to authorities.
Matt Hadro/CNA.
The Vice President’s visit comes immediately after the U.S. religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback traveled to Vatican City for the launch of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, held on Tuesday at the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich.
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Why is it assumed by some of the Catholic press that the Pope Emeritus is undermining the Pope on priestly celibacy when he agrees with him?
Edward Pentin
The book’s rollout caused a backlash against Benedict appearing as co-author of the book, even though it appears the Pope Emeritus had given at least tacit prior approval for the full manuscript.
Solène Tadié
The crisis of vocations, coupled with new policies affecting female contemplative life, is changing Italy’s spiritual and cultural landscape and raising concern and indignation.
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