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Don't say 'Good morning' to begin Mass, Filipino cardinal urges priests CWN - June 26

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila has told his priests that they should not say "Good morning" to their congregation as they begin Mass. Cardinal Tagle said that the everyday greeting is a...

Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26

The Synod of Bishops has released the instrumentum laboris, or working document, for its upcoming 3rd extraordinary general assembly, which will take place from October 5 to 19. The instrumentum...

Report: Pope says he will preach, offer apology at Roman Pentecostal church CWN - July 14

Pope Francis said he will preach in a Pentecostal church in Rome this month and offer an apology, the global ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance stated on his blog. Brian Stiller, who...

Catholic cathedral under siege by Islamic rebels in Central African Republic CWN - July 8

Rebels of the Seleka militia have surrounded the Catholic cathedral in Bambari, in the Central African Republic, the Fides news service reports. The Islamic rebels reportedly fired on the...

Diocese denounces Louisiana court order for priest to break confessional seal CWN - July 8

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has vigorously denounced a ruling by the state’s highest court that would compel a priest to violate the seal of confession or face possible...

Pope Francis, in newspaper interview, laments ‘moral decay’ of society CWN - July 1

In an interview with Franca Giansoldati of the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero, Pope Francis decried society’s moral decay. Among the highlights of the interview, which was published on June...

Priests kidnapped in Ukraine CWN - July 17

Two Catholic priests have been kidnapped by separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Religious Information Service for Ukraine (RISU) has reported. Father Tikhon Kulbaka, a priest of the Ukrainian...

‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21

Following an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to leave Mosul, convert to Islam, or be killed, the city’s remaining Christians left for other parts of Iraq. ISIL, the...

USCCB decries Obama’s LGBT executive order as ‘unprecedented and extreme’ CWN - July 22

Referring to the “irrefutable rightness of your cause,” President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal employment discrimination against transgendered persons and prohibiting “all...

Vatican questions accuracy of new newspaper interview with Pope Francis CWN - July 14

The director of the Holy See Press Office has issued a statement questioning the accuracy of statements attributed to Pope Francis in the July 13 edition of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica....

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