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Trump falsely says Biden, a practicing Catholic, is "against God""Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God. He's against guns. He's against energy," Trump said of his opponent in Ohio.
Donald Trump claims Joe Biden is 'against God;' Biden aides call Trump a hypocritical dividerBiden has often talked about how his Catholic faith helped him survive the death of his first wife and their daughter in a 1972 car crash.
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Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, armsThe Vatican urged Catholics on Thursday to disinvest from the armaments and fossil fuel industries and to closely monitor companies in sectors such as mining to check if they are damaging the..
Trump’s Visits to Church and Shrine Draw Fierce Rebukes From D.C. ClergyThe Episcopal bishop Mariann Edgar Budde and the Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory said the president was using holy sites as political props.
Trump to visit Catholic shrine in DC amid criticism over 'photo op' at Episcopal church, clearing George Floyd protestDonald Trump will visit a Catholic shrine in Washington just hours after critics branded his visit to St. John's Episcopal Church a "photo op."
Former Mexican bishop shot in neck after getting caught in crossfireA former prominent Roman Catholic bishop on Monday said he was shot in the neck as he was traveling by car through his home state at the weekend.
As Catholics mark 100 years since birth of John Paul, shadows remainThe Catholic Church on Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope John Paul II but questions remained about whether he did enough against sexual abuse.
French Catholics celebrate mass in parking lotRoman Catholics in a town in eastern France were able to attend mass in their cars on Sunday, in the country's first drive-in religious service since the start of a lockdown eight weeks ago aimed at..
Coronavirus drains Vatican coffers as income falls, deficits loomLate last month, the Vatican announced the coronavirus pandemic had forced Pope Francis to postpone an annual fund raising campaign among Catholics worldwide to help him carry out his ministry.
South Carolina's Roman Catholic churches among the first in nation to reopenRoman Catholic churches across South Carolina reopened for services on Monday for the first time since a coronavirus-related shutdown began on March 17, allowing parishioners to attend Mass in person.
Public Masses in Italy to resume May 18, ending bitter Church-state riftItaly's government and Roman Catholic bishops signed an agreement on Thursday to allow the faithful to attend Masses again from later this month, ending a standoff between the Church and state over the..
Atlanta's archbishop installed by social distanceAtlanta's new archbishop was installed in a Mass that tweaked Catholic traditions to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. (May 6)
Two of the largest Catholic archdioceses in U.S. reopen cemeteries for visitsTwo of the largest Roman Catholic archdioceses in America are opening up eight cemeteries for visitors in the New York City area on Sunday, after closing them weeks ago due to the new coronavirus..
In a Philippine lockdown, priests bring church to the communityCatholic priest Eduardo "Ponpon" Vasquez has worn a hazmat suit more than a vestment this past month.
Knights of Malta Grand Master who healed rift with Vatican diesGiacomo Dalla Torre, the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta who steered the global Catholic chivalric order and charity to reconciliation with the Vatican after a period of conflict, died on..
Italy bishops scold government for excluding Mass from lockdown easingItaly's Roman Catholic Church has reprimanded the government for not allowing the faithful to return to Masses at the start of a gradual staged end to Europe's longest coronavirus lockdown.
Pope postpones two mega-events by a year because of coronavirusPope Francis has postponed two major international Catholic Church events by a year because of the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican said on Monday.
Poland's parliament sends abortion bill to parliamentary commissionPoland's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to send a bill on tightening abortion rules in the staunchly Catholic country to a parliamentary commission for further work.
Supreme Court won't hear Catholic Church challenge to ban on religious advertisingThe case would have been the latest example of religious freedom appeals to be heard by the conservative-leaning court.
Senior Italian cardinal, papal vicar for Rome, has coronavirusCardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis' vicar for the diocese of Rome, on Monday became the highest-ranking Catholic official known to test positive for coronavirus.
California Catholic church begins drive-up confessionals amid coronavirus outbreakA Catholic church in California has a drive-up confessional to deal with coronavirus outbreak restrictions.
Locked-down French Catholics mark holy mass via YouTubeCoronavirus restrictions meant Catholic priest Guillaume Le Floc’h officiated at Wednesday evening's mass in front of empty pews, so to make sure his flock could celebrate the holy feast of..
Poland limits numbers at Catholic masses due to coronavirusPoland's government decided on Tuesday to limit the number of people allowed to take part in religious services to five at one time, in a move aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus..
Catholics worldwide pray with pope for end to coronavirus pandemicCatholics around the world joined Pope Francis in praying the rosary on Thursday night to ask God to end the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more people in Italy than anywhere else.
Rome churches remain open after Catholics rail against 'Christ in quarantine'A cardinal on Friday modified his order to close Rome's churches to help contain the spread of coronavirus after Pope Francis cautioned against "drastic measures" and Catholics took to social media to..
Catholics rail against 'Christ in quarantine' church closures in RomeCatholics criticized a cardinal's order to close churches in Rome on Friday to help contain the spread of coronavirus and Pope Francis cautioned against "drastic measures".
Rome Catholic churches ordered closed due to coronavirus, unprecedented in modern timesRome's Catholic churches were ordered closed on Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a moved believed to be unprecedented in modern times.
Trump campaign announces Wisconsin event shortly after White House advises to 'avoid crowding'Trump will hold an event for Catholic supporters in Wisconsin next week shortly after officials at the White House advised to 'avoid crowding.'
Catholic Italy adapts to religion in a time of coronavirusIt's hard being a Catholic in Italy these days.
'Put it in God's hands': As coronavirus spreads, changes come for Catholics at MassAs the new coronavirus spreads around the United States, Catholic churches are changing practices during Mass. But most worshipers aren't too worried.
Another victim of coronavirus: Spain's religious statue-kissingA Spanish pre-Easter tradition, where Catholics flock in droves to kiss statues of Jesus and Mary, fell victim to the coronavirus epidemic this week as churches with some of the most sought-after..
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Pope Francis picks Savannah bishop to lead Atlanta archdiocesePope Francis on Thursday named Gregory Hartmayer, the Roman Catholic bishop of Savannah, to lead the Atlanta archdiocese, its 100 parishes and 1.2 million Catholics.
Armed Man Dies After Shooting at Catholic Church in California, Authorities SayThe man entered Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Santa Ana on Sunday afternoon before Mass, the police said. The authorities do not know if the man was killed by the police, or if he fatally shot..
Vatican says pope 'slightly unwell', dismisses speculationThe Vatican moved on Friday to dismiss speculation that Pope Francis was anything more than "slightly unwell" as the 83-year-old Roman Catholic leader canceled official audiences for the second day.
Coronavirus fears lead Holy Land Catholic churches to give communion by hand onlyRoman Catholic authorities in Jerusalem have instructed their priests to give communion by hand only, rather than placing the wafers on worshippers' tongues, and to empty holy water fonts - as..
Boy with autism denied First Communion at Catholic church: 'That is discrimination,' mom saysThe reason given by the Catholic church: The boy has autism, and is unable to express the contrition the church requires before receiving Communion.
Disgraced Catholic order vows to turn page on abuse with new normsThe new leader of the disgraced Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, whose founder was a serial sexual abuser, has promised to turn a page as the group enacted new norms to protect children.
What to give up for Lent? Pope Francis wants you to stop being an internet trollWhat should I give up for Lent? Pope Francis urged Catholics on Ash Wednesday to stop being jerks on the internet and take a break from the insults.
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Pope to Catholics: For Lent, give up trollingDuring Lent, Catholics are called on to give up something, like sweets. On Wednesday, Pope Francis added a modern twist to the list of things to quit during the season and beyond: insulting people on..
Supreme Court to decide if foster care agencies can snub gay, lesbian couples due to religious objectionsThe dispute is one in a series of challenges from Catholic and other religious groups and individuals objecting to same-sex marriage.
Vatican police make new raid in investigation of London property dealVatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an investigation into the purchase of luxury London..
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Amazon Catholics pledge to press on after Pope says no to married priestsCatholic communities across the Amazon said they would keep pushing for married men to be allowed to celebrate Mass in the remote rainforest region, after a papal decision on Wednesday blocked their..