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  • Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on racism in death sentencing
    on February 19, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Atlanta, Ga., Feb 19, 2019 / 03:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate in Georgia whose sentence may have been prejudiced by the racism of a juror. “There is no toxin more pernicious than hatred based on racial stereotypes,” the bishops warned in a Feb. 17 opinion piece in The Atlantic. They said that […]

  • With Nigerian elections postponed, Catholic leaders stress peace
    on February 19, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Lagos, Nigeria, Feb 19, 2019 / 12:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have voiced disappointment at a last-minute delay in Nigerian elections, but called for Christians to remain peaceful and participate in the postponed vote next weekend. Just before polls were set to open Feb. 16, election officials announced that the presidential and national assembly elections were being postponed until […]

  • Vatican restores priestly faculties to Ernesto Cardenal
    on February 19, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Managua, Nicaragua, Feb 18, 2019 / 05:28 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has restored priestly faculties to 94-year-old Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, who had been suspended a divinis in 1984 for holding a cabinet position in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, in violation of canon law. “The Holy Father has graciously granted the absolution of all canonical censures imposed on Rev. Father Ernesto […]

  • Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit deliver?
    on February 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- At a press conference in Rome this morning, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago underscored the scope and expectations around this week’s global Vatican summit on sexual abuse.   The cardinal made it clear that the three-day meeting was strictly dealing with the abuse of minors, and would not look at wider issues of clerical sexual abuse […]

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