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New disciplinary action looming for Father Pavone? CWN - December 11

Father Frank Pavone, the founder of Priests for Life (PFL), once again faces possible disciplinary action because of his refusal to allow episcopal oversight of his organization’s finances. New...

Worldwide Franciscan order in 'grave' financial distress CWN - December 19

The worldwide leader of the Franciscans has revealed that the religious order is in “grave” financial difficulties, and that Italian civil officials have been asked to investigate irregularities in...

Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16

Expressing “profound gratitude” for the “dedicated and selfless service of women religious,” the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has issued its...

Pope preaches homily on joy, speaks about babies crying in church CWN - December 15

Pope Francis visited the suburban Roman parish of San Giuseppe all’Aurelio on December 14 and celebrated an evening Mass after meeting with parish groups. “The Church is with you, she welcomes...

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1

In an urgent appeal for Christian unity, Pope Francis told an Orthodox congregation in Constantinople that the Catholic Church "does not intend to impose any conditions except that of the shared...

Cardinal Scola: Pope will reject Communion for divorced-remarried CWN - December 2

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan has told an Italian newspaper that he feels sure Pope Francis will not accept a proposal to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. In an...

Newark archdiocese in battle with gravestone makers, funeral directors CWN - December 23

In New Jersey, small businesses that produce headstones and operate funeral homes are locked in a political battle with the Archdiocese of Newark. A bill pending in the state legislature would...

Pope identifies 15 spiritual ‘sicknesses’ of the Curia CWN - December 22

In his annual year-end address to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis reflected on the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ and said that the Curia is a microcosm of that Body. Without daily prayer,...

Avoid 'sins of the media,' Pope urges Italian TV personnel CWN - December 15

Catholics in the media should have the “courage to speak directly, telling the turth and working to “preserve it from all that distors and twists it for other purposes.” That was the message of Pope...

Report: priests tortured in eastern Ukraine CWN - December 24

Rebels in Donetsk, a city of 975,000 that has been a center of separatist activity in eastern Ukraine, have occupied 11 out of the 67 parishes of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, according to...

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