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Avoid 'rigorism' on divorce and remarriage, Pope advises family conference

Pope Francis tore into priests who refuse to baptize the children of unwed mothers during a June 16 meeting with participants in a Rome conference on the family. It is "pastoral...

Spanish cardinal faces 'hate crime' charge for denouncing gender theory

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia, Spain, faces criminal charges for a speech in which he said that gender theory is "the most insidious and destructive ideology...

Cardinal Wuerl decries ‘aggressive gender ideology’

Lamenting “aggressive gender ideology” and criticizing the Obama administration’s recent letter on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by public school students who state they...

Vatican official named Guam administrator following abuse allegations against archbishop

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam,...

Details announced for papal trip to Sweden

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation have announced details of Pope Francis’s upcoming October 31 trip to Sweden to take part in a joint...

Pope Francis to visit Kraków, Auschwitz, Czestochowa during trip to Poland

The Holy See Press Office has announced the official schedule of Pope Francis’s upcoming apostolic journey to Poland. During his five days in Poland, the Pope is scheduled to deliver six...

Russian Orthodox Church pulls out of Crete council

The Russian Orthodox Church will not send representatives to the Pan-Orthodox Council that is scheduled to open in Crete on June 19, the Moscow patriarchate has announced. "We will not be...

Miami prelate laments persecution of Christians, criticizes bishop’s post-Orlando remarks

In his homily at a Fortnight for Freedom opening Mass, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami lamented the persecution of Christians and took issue with remarks made by Bishop Robert Lynch of St....

'Rigid' approach to faith is heretical, Pope Francis says in homily

At a morning Mass on June 9, Pope Francis said that Catholics who insist things must be done a certain way are heretics. In his homily the Pope said that Catholics are often told "we must do...

Jean Vanier, Templeton Prize winner, confirms support for legalization of assisted suicide

Jean Vanier, the Canadian Catholic layman who founded the L'Arche network of communities for the mentally disabled and was awarded the Templeton Prize last year, has confirmed that he would...