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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


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.

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


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.”

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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.

More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports


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.

Why Maine Catholics, unable to meet in person, aren't sheepish about their faith

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

With the Maine Catholic Youth Meeting taking place virtually for the second year in a row, the Diocese of Portland is trying something new to engage young Catholics - a healthy dose of sheep puns. 

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105. / Catholic Charities/Jeffrey Bruno (CC BY 2.0).

Boston, Mass., Apr 16, 2021 / 02:18 am (CNA).

This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to a COVID-19 online world.

How a Catholic family of 16 lives debt-free

Catholic family of 16 are debt free. / Sam and Rob Fatzinger / EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 18:30 pm (CNA).

Five years ago, a Catholic family of 16 made international news for sending their children to college without any debt – and now the parents are offering their financial advice in a book.

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

Catholic school students. CNA file photo.

Charleston, S.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 18:01 pm (CNA).

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public funds from going to private schools.

Father Kapaun's remains to return to Kansas, family says

Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of a Jeep as his altar on Oct. 7, 1950. / Public Domain

Wichita, Kan., Apr 15, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA).

The remains of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, army chaplain and hero of the Korean War, will return to Kansas after his body was identified last month in Hawaii, 70 years after his death.