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Vatican official confirms: agreement with SSPX is close

The secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission has confirmed that the Vatican is close to an agreement with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that would regularize the status of the traditionalist...

Pope praises Cardinal Burke as a lawyer, criticizes fundamentalists

Pope Francis said that he does not see Cardinal Raymond Burke as an adversary, in an interview appearing in the German journal Die Zeit. In the interview, which was recorded before he began his...

Rabbi says Pope’s homilies could threaten Catholic-Jewish relations

An Italian rabbi has raised a protest against the topic of a conference to be held by the Italian Bibilical Association: “Israel, people of a jealous God. Consistencies and ambiguities of an...

Archbishop Chaput: Pope cannot change teaching on marriage

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput has said that Pope Francis cannot contradict the teaching of St. John Paul II on marriage. In an interview with John Allen of Crux, Archbishop...

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...

Former vicar general of Minnesota archdiocese leaves priesthood

The former vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis has left the priesthood. Pope Francis has approved the request of Peter Laird to be laicized, the archdiocese has announced....

Frustrated member resigns from papal sex-abuse commission

A key member of the sex-abuse commission established by Pope Francis has resigned, citing her frustration with the resistance the panel has encountered at the Vatican. The resignation of Marie...

Vatican newspaper article criticizes dissent from Amoris Laetitia

L’Osservatore Romano has published an article criticizing “dissent in the form of public criticism” of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Father...

Pope speaks on priestly celibacy, populism in new interview

Pope Francis indicated that he is open to discussion of ordination for married men, in his latest published interview. The interview was scheduled for publication in the German journal Die Zeit...

Texas Anglican-use parish adopted into Anglican ordinariate

A vigorous Catholic parish in Texas, led by a former Anglican priest, has been incorporated into the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, ending a battle for control. The Anglican...