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Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18

Several influential cardinals have criticized a proposal by Cardinal Walter Kasper to allow Communion for Catholics who are divorced and remarried, in a rare display of open disagreement among...

Miracle of St. Januarius repeated: blood liquefies CWN - September 19

The blood of St. Januarius liquefied on September 19, his feast day, in the repetition of a familiar miracle in Naples. St. Januarius, who was martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian, is...

Bishop Cupich named Archbishop of Chicago CWN - 16 hours ago

Pope Francis has named Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane as the new Archbishop of Chicago. Ordained to the priesthood in 1985 and appointed bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1998, Bishop Cupich...

Boko Haram commits massacre in Cameroon church CWN - September 4

Thousands of people fled their homes as the Islamist militant group Boko Haram continued to gain ground in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon. A spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner...

Cardinal George: US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia CWN - September 10

In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has “taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must...

Letter from Pope Francis read at slain journalist’s funeral Mass CWN - August 25

James Foley, the American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and beheaded by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in August 2014, was buried from a New Hampshire parish on...

Demotion coming for Cardinal Burke? CWN - September 17

Cardinal Raymond Burke will soon be removed from his post as the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and appointed patron of the Knights of Malta, according to Vatican jounalist Sandro Magister of...

Papal tribute to St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows CWN - September 15

Pope Francis has paid tribute of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838-1862), an Italian Passionist who was canonized in 1920. In a letter on the upcoming consecration of a new church at the...

Successor named for Cardinal Pell in Australia CWN - September 18

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney. Australia’s leading see has been vacant since February, when Cardinal George Pell was appointed...

Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese CWN - August 29

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, who has been named Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, after almost six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said that he sought the...

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