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Church in Fiji threatens to close all Catholic schools

Credit: GUNDAM_Ai / Shutterstock. Suva, Fiji, Jan 23, 2019 / 12:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary schools if the government continues to elect non-Catholics as the head of those schools. Fiji’s education ministry recently named two non-Catholics as principals of Saint Thomas High in ...

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Order of Malta to provide first aid at World Youth Day

The coat of arms of the Knights of Malta. Credit: Sailko via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0). Panama City, Panama, Jan 22, 2019 / 09:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There will be 120 volunteers of the Order of Malta in Panama for World Youth Day, with the task of “providing first aid to young pilgrims”, Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Monbel, Grand Hospitalier ...

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On anniversary, Swiss Guards don new 3D-printed helmets

The Swiss Guards’ new helmet is presented at a press conference. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Jan 22, 2019 / 11:04 am (CNA).- As the Swiss Guards celebrated their 513th anniversary Tuesday, they donned for the first time their new light-weight helmets, which are made of black PVC and 3D printed. The plastic helmets replace those made of metal, which ...

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Sodalitium Christianae Vitae elects new superior general

Superior General of the Sodalitium of Christianae Vitae, José David Correa. Credit: Federico Gómez/ACI Prensa Aparecida, Brazil, Jan 22, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Colombian José David Correa González has been selected as the new superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Catholic society of apostolic life. The selection took place during Fifth General Assembly of the Sodalitium, which ...

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'Induced' deaths rise in Netherlands, sparking concerns from doctors, ethicists

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jan 22, 2019 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands: 17 years ago, the two practices became legal, under what were supposed to be very limited circumstances, available only to those undergoing “unbearable” suffering with “no reasonable alternatives” for relief. But time has brought a loosening ...

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Nathan Phillips rally attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during ...

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US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban

Credit: Elise Harris/CNA. Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 02:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go into effect, while the issue continues to be adjudicated in lower courts. The Supreme Court’s five conservative members voted Jan. 22 to lift nationwide injunctions that had ...

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Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Archbishop William Lori. Credit: Patrick Novecosky/Legatus Baltimore, Md., Jan 22, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Archbishop William Lori has issued a major pastoral reflection on the subject of racism in American society and the Church in the U.S.   Entitled “The Journey to Racial Justice – Repentance, Healing and Action,” Lori’s reflection was released to coincide with the commemoration of ...

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