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Pope preparing for Protestants to receive Communion?

Veteran Vatican journalist Sandro Magister argues that Pope Francis is preparing the way for Protestants and Catholics to share the Eucharist, in an essay for L'Espresso.  Magister...

Memo: nuncio curtailed investigation of Minnesota archbishop

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, then apostolic nuncio to the United States, directed that an investigation into Archbishop John Nienstedt’s alleged homosexual activity be curtailed, and...

Vatican cautions against rumor of special administrator for Medjugorje

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, has dismissed as "premature" rumors that the Vatican will assume direct responsibility for Medjugorje. According to...

Top Vatican liturgical official urges 'ad orientem' liturgy

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Liturgy, has recommended that priests throughout the world celebrate Mass ad orientem, beginning at Advent. In the ad orientem posture,...

Vatican deflates 'ad orientem' suggestion

The Vatican has moved quickly to counteract a suggestion by Cardinal Robert Sarah that priests should celebrate Mass ad orientem. Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press...

US Catholic voters lean toward Clinton, survey shows

American Catholic voters lean strongly toward Hillary Clinton in this year's presidential contest, according to a new Pew Forum survey. The Pew poll found that Clinton held a 56-39% advantage...

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....

Pope appoints American layman as chief Vatican spokesman

Pope Francis has named an American layman, Greg Burke, as the director of the Holy See Press Office, effective August 1. Burke succeeds Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, 73, who has served in the...

Benedict XVI discusses resignation, Vatican governance in forthcoming book-length interview

In a new book-length interview to be published in September, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI speaks about his resignation, his reaction to the election of Pope Francis as his successor, and his...

Cardinal Marx: Church should see positive aspects of homosexual relationships

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has said that the Church should "say sorry" for mistreatment of homosexuals. Speaking to an audience in Dublin, Cardinal Marx-- who is the president of...