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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Dioceses in Northern Italy Suspend Mass

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA. | MILAN, Italy —  Several Catholic dioceses in northern Italy have suspended Mass and other activities this week to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory...

New Poll: US Hispanic Catholics More Likely to Attend Mass, Less Likely to Vote Trump

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new poll shows that Hispanics Catholics in the U.S. are more likely to attend weekly Mass and far less likely to support President Trump than other...

What Do Catholics Believe About the Church, the Devil, and Faith? New Poll Sheds Light

By Matt Hadro/CNA. | Washington D.C. — A poll released Monday provides new insight into the religious practices, beliefs, and other demographic trends of U.S. Catholics. Only a small majority of...

German Jesuit, Key Influence on ‘Synodal Path,’ Resigns Position

By Edward Pentin | Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer, one of the most influential figures in the German Church, has unexpectedly announced his resignation as head of the secretariat of the German bishops’...

Supreme Court Sends Back Case Against Puerto Rican Archdiocese

By Christine Rousselle/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has sent a case concerning the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, back to Puerto Rican courts, overturning a previous...

Second Nun Comes Forward with Rape Allegations Against Indian Bishop Mulakkal

By Catholic News Agency | KOTTAYAM, India — It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of sexual harassment. The bishop has been...

Lesotho PM Murder Case Could Have Canon Law Consequences

By Ed Condon and JD Flynn/CNA | Cape Town, South Africa —  Prime Minister Thomas Thabane of Lesotho has been charged with the murder of his estranged former wife, police announced last week...

The Old and New Socialism of Bernie Sanders: Should Catholics Support It?

By Lauretta Brown | WASHINGTON — As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has become the strong 2020 Democratic front-runner after his wins in Iowa, New Hampshire and most recently and commandingly in Nevada,...

California Doubles Down on Rule Forcing Catholic Nuns to Pay For Abortion

By Kevin J. Jones/CNA. | SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will not back down from its ban on...

Filipino Archbishop Requests Abstinence from Applause During Mass

By Catholic News Agency | DAGUPAN, Philippines — In a pastoral letter anticipating the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has asked that the faithful...