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Fatima message ‘lifts veil’ on past century, was ‘turning point’ of John Paul’s pontificate, says cardinal CWN - May 8

Stating that “there is no fourth secret nor are there other hidden secrets,” Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, delivered a lengthy address on the...

Swiss Catholics call for same-sex partnerships, change in teaching on Communion CWN - May 7

Five months before the upcoming Synod of Bishops, the Swiss Bishops’ Conference has published a report summarizing the results of recent discussions by Swiss Catholics on marriage and family...

Statue of John Paul II must be removed, French court rules CWN - May 4

A French court has ordered the removal of a statue of St. John Paul II from a town square, saying that the display violated the separated of Church and state. The court in Rennes said that the...

Father Nicholas Gruner, suspended priest who led Fatima Crusader, dead at 72 CWN - May 4

Father Nicholas Gruner, the controversial leader of the Fatima Center, died suddenly on April 29. A Canadian native, Nicholas Gruner was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Avellino,...

Dominican theologian advances compromise solution for divorced/remarried Catholics CWN - May 1

A Dominican theologian in Switzerland has proposed a new approach to pastoral care for Catholics who are divorced and remarried: a solution that would stop short of admittance to the...

Bishop reports 'very, very frightening scene' after earthquake in Nepal CWN - April 28

Bishop Paul Simick of Kathmandu said that the April 27 earthquake created “a very, very frightening scene” in the capital city of Nepal. Bishop Simick—the only Catholic bishop in Nepal—told Aid...

Marks on Sudarium of Ovieto match those on Shroud of Turin, researcher says CWN - May 7

At a conference dedicated to scientific study of the Shroud of Turin, a researcher said that the markings on the Shroud are fully compatible with those on the Sudarium of Oviedo: the cloth believed...

Jesuit college students protest commencement address by Cardinal Dolan CWN - May 11

More than 600 students at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit institution in upstate New York, have signed a statement protesting the appearance of Cardinal Timothy Dolan as commencement speaker. The...

5,000 Catholics killed in a single Nigerian diocese CWN - May 12

More than 5,000 Catholics have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists in a single Nigerian diocese, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) reports. In the Maiduguri diocese, in northeastern Nigeria, at...

Pope, UN secretary general push for worldwide action on climate change CWN - April 28

Pope Francis welcomed Ban Ki-moon to the Vatican on April 28, as the UN secretary general arrived to address an interfaith conference on climate change. Participants in the conference-- ranging...

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