Catholic Church

Thumbnail pope francis celebrates mass in st peters basilica on september 2 2015 credit   losservatore romano cna 9 15 15 A deeper look at the 'filial correction' of Pope Francis

After Catholic scholars issued what they termed a “filial correction” of Pope Francis, what exactly were their charges and how should a Catholic...

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Thumbnail armenian soldier A lesson about life in a global Church

By any measure, Father Vladimír Fekete, the Catholic Church’s apostolic prefect of Azerbaijan, has a tough gig. He’s the head of an...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 384096937 American Catholicism

Recently my daughter’s third-grade teacher decided it would be fun and educational to highlight the tremendous diversity of her classroom. There...

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Thumbnail opening mass for the assembly of synod of the bishops on the family 3 oct 2015 credit   mazur catholicnewsorguk cna 10 5 15 Amid controversy, council of cardinals backs Pope Francis

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2017 / 10:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of several contentious events surrounding the Vatican recently, Pope Francis'...

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Thumbnail african children johannesburg An African moment: Rome summit marks launch of ‘African Catholicism 2.0’

ROME — In the classic film “The Princess Bride,” the Inigo Montoya character late in the movie is faced with the challenge of recounting the...

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Thumbnail confessional credit pleuntje via flickr cc by sa 20 cna A victory for the seal of Confession in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La., Nov 1, 2016 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square after the wednesday general audience may 7 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 3 cna 5 7 14 8 'Backbiting' communities don’t help evangelization – unity does

Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to go beyond...

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Thumbnail 1witness adla los angeles Becoming his witnesses: Reaching young adult Catholics through evangelization

With the growing rate of American young adults identifying as “nones” — nonaffiliation with a particular religion or faith — the message of...

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Thumbnail the statue of st peter inside the vaticans st peters square jan 19 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Bishop Fellay: Offer of personal prelature under consideration

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2017 / 07:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While divisions between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X still exist,...

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Thumbnail cardinal osvald gracias of india at a press briefing on the synod of bishops in vatican city oct 22 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 22 15 Cardinal Gracias: curial reform is nearing the 'end of the tunnel'

Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in the task of reforming the Roman Curia, one member of...

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Thumbnail card gerhard ludwig mller daniel ibez cna cna 6 14 16 Cardinal Mueller: There's no problem with doctrine in 'Amoris laetitia'

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s doctrinal head has challenged several cardinals' public questioning of the...

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Thumbnail cardinal sarah celebrates mass in the brompton oratory for the sacra liturgia conference in london july 6 2016 credit lawrence op via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Cardinals Müller, Sarah urge unity, charity in liturgical matters

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Robert Sarah encouraged unity over partisanship at a conference held in Rome Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of...

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Thumbnail priests celebrate mass at the cathedral of the immaculate conception in denver jan 17 2105 credit catholic charities jeffrey bruno cc by 20 cna 1 26 15 Catholic Church grows as Americas, Europe trail in priestly vocations

Vatican City, Apr 6, 2017 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- According to Vatican statistics released Thursday, the Church in the Americas lags behind...

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Thumbnail 20160726t1506 0579 cns wyd mass Catholic Heroes in the Southland

In one of his exhortations, Pope John Paul II asked Catholics to celebrate the great Jubilee Year of 2000 by honoring their heroes, especially...

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Thumbnail bishop donald lippert of mendi in papua new guinea courtesy of the diocese of mendi cna Catholics in Papua New Guinea a sign of the Church's universality

A young Catholic diocese in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea has a vibrant and growing faith, one which the people have embraced as their...

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Thumbnail flag of china credit tomas roggero via flickr cc by 20 12 10 15 China's 'disgraceful' human rights record gets worse every year

Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- China’s “utterly disgraceful” human rights record is not just bad, it’s getting worse...

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Thumbnail bishops at the canonization mass of the martins fr grossi and sister maria on october 18 2015 in st peters square credit martha calderon cna 10 18 15 Church unity with a global focus: lessons from 'bishop school'

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican holds a special seminar series each year for new bishops to help them learn...

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Thumbnail cardinal gerhard muller Deafening silence on Müller confirms key insight on Pope Francis’ papacy

There’s an old philosophical head-scratcher that asks: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise? In...

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