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Houston subpoenas pastors, demands sermons on homosexuality, gender identity CWN - October 16

City officials in Houston have issued subpoenas demanding that five pastors turn over “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to ... homosexuality or gender identity prepared by, delivered...

Cardinal Burke rebuts 'outrageous' claim that Cardinal Kasper speaks for Pope CWN - September 30

Cardinal Raymond Burke strongly defended his criticism of the “Kasper proposal,” and said it was “outrageous” for Cardinal Walter Kasper to suggest that such criticism was actually aimed at Pope...

Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13

An interim report from the Synod of Bishops has called upon Catholic pastors to recognize the positive elements of all family situations, including those at odds with Church teaching. The document...

Bishop Cupich named Archbishop of Chicago CWN - September 22

Pope Francis has named Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane as the new Archbishop of Chicago. Ordained to the priesthood in 1985 and appointed bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1998, Bishop Cupich...

Vatican conducts visitation of Bishop Finn’s diocese CWN - September 30

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa has conducted an apostolic visitation of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, according to the National Catholic Reporter. The diocese’s...

Pope Francis urges synod fathers to speak boldly and not fear offending him CWN - October 7

Addressing the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis called upon the synod fathers to “speak with frankness and listen with humility,” in a spirit...

Pope Francis replaces Paraguayan bishop CWN - September 25

The Holy See Press Office has announced that Pope Francis has replaced Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. The press office announced that the seat is now...

Cardinals Kasper, Müller deny making controversial remarks [updated] CWN - October 16

Two prominent cardinals have denied making statements that were widely attributed to them about the workings of the Synod of Bishops. But in one case, a journalist has posted a recording of the...

Pushback on Synod document [News Analysis] CWN - October 14

Controversy sharpened at the Synod of Bishops, as many prelates have complained that an interim report released on October 13 did not accurately represent the thoughts of the Synod fathers, and the...

Prelate laments new court decision on same-sex marriage CWN - October 9

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has struck down the marriage laws of Idaho and Nevada, paving the way for same-sex marriage in the states. Responding to the October 7...

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