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Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer. / Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 16, 2021 / 14:11 pm (CNA).

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer, who resigned and apologized last year after failing to report concerns about a priest to the archbishop, being assigned to pastor two churches associated with the school. 

NGO praises Mastercard for trying to curb illegal pornography

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Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 12:06 pm (CNA).

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the credit card association Mastercard for implementing new policies to curb illegal pornography.

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA).

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican official has said.

USCCB: Permitting mail-order abortion pills places women’s health ‘in serious jeopardy’

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Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 10:33 am (CNA).

The pro-life chair of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned that loosening federal regulations of the abortion pill places women’s health “in serious jeopardy.”

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 10:13 am (CNA).

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years after he announced his retirement from the papacy in 2013, Benedict continues to live a retired life in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on Vatican grounds.

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

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Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 09:46 am (CNA).

The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a deadly mass shooting at a local FedEx facility the night before.

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA).

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan.

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2021 / 05:38 am (CNA).

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher said.

More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports

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Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).

State legislatures of West Virginia and Kansas recently passed bills restricting participation in women’s sports to one’s biological sex and not gender identity.

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia. / Diocese of Sisak

Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic of St. Faustina Kowalska.