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Cardinal Müller to be removed from top Vatican doctrinal post

Cardinal Gerhard Müller will be removed from his post as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on July 2, according to multiple news reports. Cardinal Müller...

Papal advisers lash out at American conservatives, Catholic-Evangelical alliance

Two close advisers to Pope Francis have published an article in Civilta Cattolica in which they decry a “Manichean” strain in American conservativism and a political alliance between...

New study of Shroud: blood stains point to agony of Crucifixion

A new scientific study of the Shroud of Turin has found that the linen cloth contains human blood, showing indications of torture. The analysis of the blood on the Shroud, conducted by a team...

Archbishop Gänswein: statement by Benedict XVI not aimed at Pope Francis

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary to Benedict XVI, denounced suggestions that the retired Pontiff had intended to criticize Pope Francis with a statement issued for the...

Illinois bishop bars Communion, funerals for same-sex married couples

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has instructed his pastors that they should not administer the sacraments to Catholics who are engaged in same-sex marriages. In a formal decree...

Cardinal Müller questions manner of his dismissal, see divisions within Church

Cardinal Gerhard Müller has criticized the way in which Pope Francis dismissed him as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, while continuing to insist that he is loyal to...

Name change coming for John Paul II Institute?

According to a report by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family—which has already been reconstituted under Pope...

Vatican letter to bishops urges vigilance on valid matter for the Holy Eucharist

At the Pope’s request, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has urged the world’s bishops to “watch over the quality of the bread and wine to be...

Italian paper reveals US embassy assessments of Pope Francis

The Italian daily La Stampa has published excerpts of memos from the US embassy at the Vatican to the Obama administration, offering insights on the policies and personality of Pope Francis. In a...

Lay faithful reject Pope’s demand to acknowledge bishop in Nigerian diocese

Lay Catholics in the troubled Ahiara diocese in Nigeria have said they will not accept the leadership of Bishop Peter Okpaleke, even if the priests of the diocese adhere to a papal demand for...