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Streamlined annulment process should allow bishop’s decision after one hearing, Pope says

In a November 25 address to participants in a course on annulment procedures, sponsored by the Roman Rota, Pope Francis said that the new streamlined procedure for annulments in special cases should...

Cardinal Müller, in new interview, sees deep divisions in Church

Cardinal Gerhard Müller said that some Catholics, representing the extremes of both the traditionalist and progressive camps, would like to see him as the leader of a movement against Pope...

Thomas More College Launches new initiative with Phil Lawler, Anthony Esolen

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, in Nashua, New Hampshire, today announced the inauguration of a new initiative: the Center for the Restoration of Christian Culture. The Center is designed to...

Pope’s letter to Argentine bishops is magisterial teaching, Cardinal Parolin says

The Vatican has published a letter from Pope Francis to Argentine bishops, confirming their interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, in Acta Apostolicae Sedis (Acts of the Apostolic See), the official...

SNAP acknowledges false accusation against St. Louis priest

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has issued a public statement acknowledging that the group publicized false accusations against a priest of the St. Louis archdiocese. SNAP...

English city council vows to block pro-life prayer vigils

The city council of Portsmouth, England, has voted to “do all within its powers” to stop the prayer vigils organized at abortion clinics by 40 Days for Life. Lawmakers have suggested a buffer zone to keep pro-life activists away from the clinics. Bishop Philip Egan has been taking part in the vigils.

New interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Burke discusses confusion in the Church, the dubia, the Mass, and the Knights of Malta. “One may have the feeling that the Church gives the appearance of being unwilling to obey the mandates of our Lord,” he said. “Then perhaps we have arrived at the end times.”

Cardinal Burke laments apostasy, says the Church ‘appears not to know herself’

Speaking recently at a conference on Our Lady of Fatima, Cardinal Raymond Burke said that the Church “appears not to know herself, her identity in Christ, Who comes to us through the unbroken Apostolic Tradition.” The prelate criticized “those who exercise the pastoral office” for “their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant doctrine and practice, whether through explicit declarations and actions or through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach.”

Laicized priest resigns academic post after abuse charges become public

A Catholic priest who was removed from ministry after being charged with sexual abuse has resigned his academic post after his past record was made public. Jaime Lara had been a priest of the Brooklyn diocese from 1973 to 1992. After leaving ministry he became a medieval scholar, teaching at Yale Divinity School among other places. He resigned his most recent post, at Arizona State University, after the diocese posted his name on a list of priests who had been accused of abuse.

Scholar: only 1/6 of Catholics in 2050 will be European

Baylor University’s Philip Jenkins predicts that in 2050, 40% of Catholics will live in Latin America and 25% in Africa. He adds, “A southward-looking Church may be a vibrant and flourishing body, but it might pose some challenges for Catholics of the older Euro-American world.”