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Pope Francis names religious sister, priest as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA, February 6, 2021 Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops. It is the first time a woman has held a position of this level within the general secretariat of the Synod of... read more

Tennessee Bill Would Allow Fathers to Stop Their Baby From Being Killed in an Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, February 13, 2021 Two Tennessee lawmakers introduced a controversial bill this week that would give fathers the legal right to protect their unborn children from abortions. Law & Crime reports state House Bill 1079/Senate Bill 494 is sponsored by Republican state Rep.... read more

Vatican Changing Ash Wednesday in response to pandemic

By Tony Sandleben, ABC57 (South Bend) February 12, 2021 Ash Wednesday is a traditional day on the Catholic Calendar that signifies the beginning of Lent. Usually it is marked by a parishioner receiving a cross made of ash on their forehead. That will not be the case across the world in 2021.... read more

Two More States Move to Protect Girls’ Sports

Catholic Vote News Feed, February 12, 2021 Efforts to protect women’s sports are gaining steam, with lawmakers in two states introducing bills against efforts to allow biological males to compete against females. North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would... read more

South Carolina legislature nears final vote to ban most abortions after six weeks

The bill has passed the state Senate and House Judiciary Committee and will now go to the House floor for a vote. By Brianna Kraemer, Just the News, February 12, 2021 The South Carolina legislature is nearing a final vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is... read more

19th Texas City Bans Abortions, Becomes “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, February 12, 2021 Texas now has 19 cities that protect unborn babies from abortions. The Texan reports the city of Goldsmith voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a Sanctuary for the Unborn ordinance and ban abortions within city limits. “We declare Goldsmith,... read more

Does a pontifical foundation use Pope Francis to spread gender ideology?

By David Ramos for CNA, February 5, 2021 The Scholas Occurrentes Pontifical Foundation, which states that its goal is to create a new vision for the education of children around the world, is not only using Pope Francis’ support to fundraise around the world, but also to disseminate... read more

COVID cases plummet after WHO changes testing protocol on Biden’s Inauguration Day

On January 20, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration and entrance into the White House, the World Health Organization (WHO) quietly issued new guidance on the manner in which polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were to be conducted and reported. By Michael Haynes February 8, 2021... read more

Spanish Freemasons praise Pope Francis, laud ‘International Fraternity Day’

The Spanish Grand Lodge has taken it unto itself publicly to endorse Pope Francis. Wed Feb 10, 2021 - 8:48 am EST By Jean Smits, Paris Correspondent February 10, 2021 (LifeSitenews) — For the second time in less than five months, the Gran Logia de España, Spain’s main masonic lodge,... read more

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop who called for council to discuss women priests

CNA Staff, February 9, 2021 Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of a Swiss bishop who recently called for a council to discuss women priests. The Holy See press office announced Feb. 8 that the pope had accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary bishop of the... read more

Dodge City bishop under investigation for alleged abuse of a minor

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, February 9, 2021 The Bishop of Dodge City is under a Vatican-ordered Vos estis investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced Feb. 8 that it was “made aware” that Bishop John Brungardt of... read more