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Hong Kong Catholic leaders: Vatican involvement in protests unlikely

The flags of the People’s Republic of China and of Vatican City. Credit: FreshStock/Shutterstock. Hong Kong, China, Sep 22, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- Catholics in Hong Kong are continuing to participate in large-scale protests on the island territory, which have been going on now for over 100 days. Despite the protests’ importance to people of faith, two Catholic leaders ...

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Pope Francis: True wealth is found in friendship, not things

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 22, 2019 / 05:13 am (CNA).- People and relationships are more valuable than things and the truly wealthy are those who are rich in friends, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday. “Wealth can encourage the erection of walls, create divisions and discrimination,” the pope ...

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Theologian withdraws from German synodal path

Marianne Schlosser at a 2013 symposium. Credit: Wikimedia / RPP Institute (CC BY-SA 3.0 EN) Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- A member of the International Theological Commission has announced that she is no longer available to participate in the “binding synodal path” undertaken by the bishops’ conference of Germany. Marianne Schlosser, a member of the International ...

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Clandestine medical abortions reportedly on the rise in the US

Credit: Ernesto Andrade via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0). Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- While the number of in-clinic abortions in the United States is reportedly down, the sale of illicitly acquired abortion pills may be up, according to recent data from the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute. According to data from Guttmacher, a total of 339,640 medication abortions ...

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Pope Francis: The Church is a home for the lost

Pope Francis May 15, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 10:59 am (CNA).- No one is lost to Jesus, neither should they be considered lost to the Church and her members, Pope Francis told Catholics in Albano Laziale Saturday. The pope reflected on the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector, whom Jesus remembered, sought out, and ...

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Cardinal O'Malley, Bishop McElroy nominated to Amazon Synod

Pope Francis speaks to bishops inside the Synod Hall. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen by Pope Francis as synod fathers in next month’s Amazon Synod. A full list of the 185 participants in the Special Assembly ...

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Married priests are a possible option for the Amazon, says Vatican spokesman

Andrea Tornielli is interviewed by Vatican News’ Silvonei José. Credit: YouTube. Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that married priests will be a subject of discussion during the upcoming synod of bishops on the Amazon, which will take place October 6-27 in Rome, but ...

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