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Preoccupation with money distances us from God, Spanish bishop warns

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Cordoba, Spain, Sep 17, 2022 / 07:00 am (CNA).

In his weekly pastoral letter on Sept. 15, Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba said that the desire for money “takes us away from God, dulls our soul.”

Archbishop Paul Gallagher to represent Pope Francis at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

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Denver Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis’ representative at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See press office director said on Friday.

40 Days for Life in Spain: ‘The more they persecute us, the more we will embrace the Cross!’

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Denver Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 14:08 pm (CNA).

Volunteers 40 Days for Life in Spain face for the first time the threat of jail time for praying near abortion centers during their next campaign, Sept. 28 to Nov. 6.

Pope Francis orders new canonical process in abuse case at Opus Dei school in Spain

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Denver Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for an abuse case at an Opus Dei-run school.

European Parliament condemns growing repression of Catholic Church in Nicaragua, calls for release of bishop

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CNA Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 05:08 am (CNA).

The resolution, passed Sept. 15, criticized the arbitrary “arrest of Bishop Rolando Álvarez” and called “for his and others’ immediate and unconditional release.”

Catholics in Kazakhstan: few in number but deep in faith

Participants at the outdoor Mass in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 14, 2022 / Rudolf Gehrig / CNA Deutsch

Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2022 / 12:33 pm (CNA).

Despite making up only 1% of the country’s population, Catholics in Kazakhstan are devoted to the Virgin Mary.

Scotland should be ‘caring for people, not killing them,’ Catholic Church urges

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CNA Newsroom, Sep 14, 2022 / 15:58 pm (CNA).

The Catholic Church in Scotland has spoken out about the dangers of current proposals to legalize assisted suicide for terminally-ill people.

Spanish court confirms former priest’s 30-year sentence for sexual abuse

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ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 14, 2022 / 15:05 pm (CNA).

Spain’s Supreme Court has confirmed an appeal court’s sentence for a man convicted of sexually abusing minors and who was expelled from the clerical state in 2019.

Archdiocese begins process of canonization for main developer of Cursillo

Father Sebastián Gaya, initiator of the Cursillo (short course) in Christianity, together with St. John Paul II. / Photo credit: Sebastián Gayá Foundation

Denver Newsroom, Sep 13, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The Archdiocese of Madrid has begun the canonization process for Father Sebastián Gayá, one of the main developers of the Cursillo ecclesial movement.

‘Eucharistic adoration in every church in Europe’: Prayers for Ukraine on Holy Cross feast

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Rome Newsroom, Sep 13, 2022 / 04:32 am (CNA).

Catholic bishops have called for “Eucharistic adoration in every church in Europe” to pray for peace in Ukraine on the feast of the Holy Cross this week.