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Spanish priest a victim of apparent foul play; venerated Marian image missing CWN - March 13

Father Adolfo Enríquez, 77, the pastor of the parish in Vilanova dos Infantes, Spain, has been found dead in a haystack with evidence of a blow to the dead. He had been stationed at the parish for...

St. Louis appearance by Medjugorje 'seer' cancelled at Vatican request CWN - March 13

A scheduled appearance in St. Louis, Missouri, by one of the “seers” of Medjugorje has been cancelled, at the request of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Ivan Dragicevic,...

Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13

Pope Francis has declared a special Jubilee Year, a Year of Mercy. The Year of Mercy will begin on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and continue through November 20, 2016: the...

Vatican official: no return to 1998 English translation of the liturgy CWN - March 19

The secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has ruled out the use of the English-language translation of the Roman Missal that was proposed by the International Commission on...

New interview with Pope Francis on 2nd anniversary of election CWN - March 13

In a wide-ranging interview with the Vatican correspondent of a major Mexican media company, Pope Francis discussed drug trafficking, the success of evangelical Protestantism in Latin America, the...

San Francisco city officials, most Catholic-school teachers, challenge archbishop's policy CWN - March 5

San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone faces mounting opposition to his plan to ensure that Catholic-school teachers uphold the principles of the faith. Four-fifths of the teachers in...

Former Vatican official raps Cardinal Marx, says German hierarchy unfit to guide universal Church CWN - March 24

In a rare public display of open disagreement among ranking prelates, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes has criticized another German Church leader, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, for his suggestion that the...

Chaldean bishop: war is the only way to stop the persecution of Iraq’s Christians CWN - March 20

In an interview that will air on the CBS news show 60 Minutes, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, said that war is the only way to protect Iraq’s...

Cardinal Marx questions 'the new evangelization' CWN - March 5

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich—the president of the German bishops’ conference, and a member of the Council of Cardinals—has expressed misgivings about the term “the new evangelization.” In an...

Virginia bishops back pastor who broke with K of C council over honor for pro-abortion governor CWN - March 12

The Catholic bishops of Virginia have issued a statement of support for a pastor who cut off ties with a local council of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), after the group chose a politician who has...

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