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CDF reaches negative judgment on Medjugorje, Italian journalists report CWN - June 25

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has reached a negative conclusion regarding the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, according to Italian media...

Cardinal Sarah praises ad orientem worship, suggests appendix to Roman Missal CWN - June 12

Paying tribute to the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy as a liturgical “Magna Carta,” Cardinal Robert Sarah called for a more faithful implementation of its text, lamented...

Russian Orthodox spokesman: common date for Easter celebration acceptable-- if Orthodox calendar is used CWN - June 16

Responding to a statement by Pope Francis that all Christians should celebrate Easter on the same date, a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church has said that the proposal would be welcome—as...

Vatican decision on Medjugorje not likely soon, spokesman says CWN - June 12

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, told the National Catholic Register that a Vatican ruling on the authenticity of the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje is...

Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John Nienstedt as Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and has appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Newark’s coadjutor archbishop, as...

Negative judgment on Medjugorje could split Church, says noted Italian writer CWN - June 24

As rumors swirl in Rome that the Vatican will soon issue a statement on the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, a noted Italian journalist has warned that a negative judgment could prompt...

Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18

The Holy See has published the text of Pope Francis’s second encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, subtitled “on care of our common home.” The encyclical, dated May 24 (Pentecost Sunday) and released...

Episcopal Church to vote on same-sex marriage CWN - July 1

The Episcopal Church is poised to hold a final vote on whether to permit same-sex marriages in its dioceses. The House of Bishops-- one of the two houses of the church’s bicameral legislature at...

US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26

In a sweeping historic decision released on June 26, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the Fourteenth amendment to the US Constitution requires all states to grant legal recognition to same-sex...

Archbishop Nienstedt sought to limit investigation of his conduct, report charges CWN - June 19

Archbishop John Nienstedt, who resigned his week from his post as Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, had earlier tried to limit an investigation into charges of personal misconduct that...

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