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12 beatification causes advance, including Father Solanus Casey, 2 cardinals

In a May 4 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the publication of decrees that advance 12 beatification causes. In approving decrees on...

Cardinal Tobin ‘delighted’ with homosexual group’s plan for pilgrimage to Newark cathedral

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, has endorsed a plan for a pilgrimage organized for homosexuals. “I am delighted that you and the LGBTQ brothers and sisters plan to visit our...

Vatican commission gave mixed verdict on Medjugorje phenomena: report

A special Vatican commission formed by Pope Benedict XVI to investigate reports of Marian apparitions at Medjugorje concluded that the earliest apparitions were likely authentic, but expressed grave...

Special report: Internal documents show split within Knights of Malta

As leaders of the Knights of Malta prepare to elect a new grand master, contending factions have put forward radically different explanations for the dispute that caused a crisis in the ancient...

Cardinal Maradiaga makes personal attack on Cardinal Burke

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, the chairman of the Council of Cardinals, has launched a startling personal attack on Cardinal Raymond Burke, calling the American prelate “a poor...

Belgian Catholic hospitals to offer euthanasia

Belgian psychiatric hospitals run by the Brothers of Charity will now allow doctors to euthanasize patients. The Brothers of Charity, whose hospitals care for about 5,000 patients in Belgium,...

Reconciliation of SSPX depends only on doctrinal statement, Vatican official says

A key Vatican official has confirmed that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) can be reconciled with the Holy See, if its leaders accept a doctrinal statement. Archbishop Guido Pozzo,...

Pope weighs in on Trump meeting, SSPX, Medjugorje

As he returned to Rome from his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis addressed questions from journalists in an in-flight press-conference. Asked about his upcoming meeting with President Donald...

Pope names 5 new cardinals

At the conclusion of his May 21 Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis announced that he will create five new cardinals in a June 28 consistory. The five prelates are Archbishop Jean Zerbo, 73,...

Pope Francis: evangelize without proselytizing

In his homily at Mass in Domus Sanctae Marthae on May 4, Pope Francis reflected on Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-40). An angel commanded Philip to “get up...