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Leftist mob assaults Venezuelan archbishop at Mass

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas was roughed up by leftists who burst into the basilica of Santa Teresa on Wednesday of Holy Week. The violent protesters, supporters of President Nicolas...

Pope warns seminarians against ‘clerical academicism,’ careerism

Pope Francis received seminarians and teachers from the Pontifical Spanish College of St. Joseph in an audience at the Apostolic Palace on April 1. The audience took place to commemorate the...

Number of seminarians declines for 4th straight year

The number of major seminarians worldwide has declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to statistics released by the Vatican on April 6. The number of major seminarians worldwide rose...

Pope Francis refers to the end of his pontificate

Pope Francis caused a stir in a crowd in Rome on April 8 by suggesting that he might not survive to see the next international celebration of World Youth Day, which will be held in Panama in...

Liturgical ‘devastation’ reflects serious crisis of faith, says Cardinal Sarah

In an address to a German conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Summorum Pontificum, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offered an extraordinarily...

Pope Francis: follow the light of Christ, abandon ‘false lights’

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel reading at Mass (Jn. 9:1-41), Pope Francis said during his March 26 Angelus address that the healing of the man born blind “causes us to reflect on our...

Vatican rules SSPX priests may officiate at marriages

With the approval of Pope Francis, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has issued a letter to bishops on the marriages of Catholics who seek to exchange their vows in churches of the Society of...

Jesuit superior rejects charges of heresy

Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the newly elected superior general of the Society of Jesus, has brushed off charges that he engaged in heresy when he questioned the Gospel accounts of Jesus’...

Bishop: ‘South Sudan is collapsing’

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of Yei, president of Caritas South Sudan, warned that the humanitarian situation in the war-torn nation is increasingly dire. “We need food to save people from...

Islam is ‘religion of the sword,’ Jesuit scholar tells Vatican newspaper

In an interview published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, an Egyptian Jesuit has warned that the dominant strain of Islam is “a religion of the sword.” Father...