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Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18

Several influential cardinals have criticized a proposal by Cardinal Walter Kasper to allow Communion for Catholics who are divorced and remarried, in a rare display of open disagreement among...

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...

Miracle of St. Januarius repeated: blood liquefies CWN - September 19

The blood of St. Januarius liquefied on September 19, his feast day, in the repetition of a familiar miracle in Naples. St. Januarius, who was martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian, is...

Boko Haram commits massacre in Cameroon church CWN - September 4

Thousands of people fled their homes as the Islamist militant group Boko Haram continued to gain ground in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon. A spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner...

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...

Cardinal George: US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia CWN - September 10

In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has “taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must...

Demotion coming for Cardinal Burke? CWN - September 17

Cardinal Raymond Burke will soon be removed from his post as the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and appointed patron of the Knights of Malta, according to Vatican jounalist Sandro Magister of...

Successor named for Cardinal Pell in Australia CWN - September 18

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta as the new Archbishop of Sydney. Australia’s leading see has been vacant since February, when Cardinal George Pell was appointed...

Papal tribute to St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows CWN - September 15

Pope Francis has paid tribute of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838-1862), an Italian Passionist who was canonized in 1920. In a letter on the upcoming consecration of a new church at the...

Tortured to death, Iraqi Christian hailed as martyr CWN - September 2

A Christian man has died under torture in northern Iraq after refusing to renounce his faith, the AsiaNews service reports. Salem Matti Kourki, a resident of the town of Bartala, in the Nineveh...

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