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Thousands attend March for Marriage in Washington CWN - April 27

During an April 25 march in Washington, thousands of people witnessed to marriage as the union of a man and a woman. “My dear friends, marriage is and can only be the union of one man and one...

Cardinal Napier criticizes Cardinal Kasper CWN - April 9

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, one of the four presidents-delegate at the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, criticized Cardinal Walter Kasper in three recent postings on his Twitter...

French prime minister: 178 Catholic churches under police protection CWN - April 23

After a planned terrorist attack on two French churches was averted, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that “specific protection” is being provided to 178 Catholic places of worship. CNN...

Religious leaders issue open letter on marriage and religious liberty CWN - April 24

Over 30 Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and other religious leaders have issued a joint open letter affirming their “commitment to promote and defend marriage—the union of one man and one...

Report: Vatican declines to approve French ambassador’s nomination over homosexuality CWN - April 10

In January, the French government appointed Laurent Stefanini as its ambassador to the Holy See, but three months later, the Vatican has not approved the appointment—leading to European media...

Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has completed its doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the umbrella organization for the majority of the...

San Francisco: critics call for removal of Archbishop Cordileone; archdiocese fires back CWN - April 16

More than 100 prominent Catholics signed a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle urging Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The paid advertisement charged...

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, nearly three years after the bishop was found guilty on criminal charges for failing to report...

German bishops' report: laity want change in Church teaching; many priests do not pray regularly CWN - April 23

The German Catholic bishops’ conference has made public a report on a survey of the faithful in preparation for the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, finding a “gap between the lived reality...

Bishop reports 'very, very frightening scene' after earthquake in Nepal CWN - April 28

Bishop Paul Simick of Kathmandu said that the April 27 earthquake created “a very, very frightening scene” in the capital city of Nepal. Bishop Simick—the only Catholic bishop in Nepal—told Aid...

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