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Nation
Mary Farrow/CNA.
Fr. Fain said he hopes the relics inspire greater devotion to St. Thérèse herself, along with devotion to her family.
Nation
Catholic News Agency
In a letter to Denver Catholics, Archbishop Aquila praised “the courage of the survivors who have shared the stories of their abuse.”
Nation
Catholic News Agency
According to the Miami Herald, deputies said that Eisel admitted to trying to hurt the deacon, but no information about an incentive behind the attack has been released.
World
Kevin J. Jones/CNA.
A Catholic bioethicist says Ali’s case deserves careful medical and ethical judgment, and warns that the U.K. has adopted a “problematic” approach to defining death and proper medical care for the severely brain damaged.
World
David Ramos/Aci Prensa/CNA
Turning to priestly formation in particular, Fr. Pias said there is a particular need to accompany seminarians, since “often there are really good, nice people, but sometimes guys also come who are very broken.”
Vatican
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.
Pope Francis has wanted to visit Iraq throughout his pontificate, but it has not yet been possible due to the Iraqi Civil War, Iraqi-Kurdish conflict, and continued security concerns in different parts of the country.
World
Courtney Grogan/CNA.
The official death toll of the coronavirus in China is 2,666; more than 77,780 have been infected, according to the government.
Nation
Matt Hadro/CNA.
The group Texas Right to Life said the lawsuit is “a hodgepodge of complaints” and is “selectively targeting smaller cities that have passed the ordinance.”
Vatican
Courtney Grogan/CNA.
Pope Francis said Lent is not a time “for useless sermons,” but instead it is “a time of grace” to welcome God’s loving gaze and then to change one’s life.
Commentary
Frank Wolf and Toufic Baaklini
COMMENTARY: Boko Haram has killed more than 27,000 civilians in Nigeria. This is greater than the amount of civilians ISIS killed in Iraq and Syria combined.
Patti Armstrong
Penitential season packs power to change hearts.
Edward Pentin
As secretary of the German bishops’ conference, the Jesuit priest has shaped the direction of the German Church for the past quarter century and has been a leading figure behind its controversial current ‘synodal path.’
Catholic News Agency
The president and first lady offered prayers for everyone who is observing Ash Wednesday, and said they wished everyone a “prayerful Lenten journey.”
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