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  • Vatican denies Indian nun's appeal of dismissal from religious life for disobedience
    on October 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Vatican City, Oct 17, 2019 / 02:22 pm (CNA).- The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dismissed from religious life in August for several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun's accusation that a bishop […]

  • Analysis: A pink dolphin, a carved image, and inculturation at the Amazon synod
    on October 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Vatican City, Oct 16, 2019 / 12:40 pm (CNA).- At a “moment of Amazon spirituality” Oct. 16, in a church just down the street from St. Peter’s Square, a woman told the Amazonian folk tale of a pink river dolphin who seduced a village girl. The story, and the conversation that […]

  • Brazilian bishop: Lack of holiness among clerics an obstacle to vocations
    on October 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Vatican City, Oct 16, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- A bishop in Brazil who is a member of the Amazon synod said Wednesday he believes a major obstacle to increasing priestly vocations in the region is a lack of personal holiness among the ordained, rather than the discipline of celibacy. Bishop […]

CNA Daily News – USA

  • New hotline connects women in crisis pregnancies to resources, community 
    on October 17, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Austin, Texas, Oct 17, 2019 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- When Pamela Whitehead takes a call for LoveLine, a new pregnancy helpline, she listens. “Too often we think we know what a woman needs and we don't really listen to what she says to us,” Whitehead told CNA, “and I think if we listen […]

  • DNA test could reveal if Catholic supply store killer was involved in 1985 murder
    on October 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    St. Louis, Mo., Oct 17, 2019 / 04:50 pm (CNA).- Last year, Thomas Bruce was accused of assaulting three women and killing one of them at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis retail store Nov. 19 in Ballwin, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Now, authorities are wondering if Bruce may be connected to a 1985 […]

  • ‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’
    on October 17, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2019 / 12:41 pm (CNA).- A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to a recent interview given by the former cardinal. Writing under the name Nathan Doe, the man says that McCarrick sexually abused a series of […]

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