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Pope speaks of media’s sins, warns against clericalizing laity CWN - March 24

In extemporaneous remarks to members of Carollo, an Italian association of broadcasters, Pope Francis said that the “sins of the media” are misinformation, calumny, and defamation. The last two, he...

CEO resigns following outrage over support for marriage initiative CWN - April 4

Brendan Eich, inventor of the JavaScript computer programming language, resigned as CEO of Mozilla Corporation amid anger over his support of Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative...

Anger at Charlotte Catholic school after speaker criticizes homosexuality CWN - March 28

Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a...

Supreme Court declines appeal of ruling on Christian photographer and same-sex wedding CWN - April 8

The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a New Mexico court’s ruling that it is illegal for a photography business owned by a Christian to refuse to photograph a same-sex...

Archbishop's deposition ends 'heatedly' in Minnesota abuse lawsuit CWN - April 3

The deposition of Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis ended “abruptly” after a lengthy session on April 2, with an attorney for sex-abuse victims charging that the prelate walked out...

Pope Francis canonizes 3 saints; 13 other sainthood causes advance CWN - April 3

In an April 3 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis canonized three blesseds by the process of “equivalent canonization.” The three are Blessed...

Melinda Gates says her Catholicism does not temper her support for contraceptives CWN - March 21

Melinda Gates has explained that she and her husband Bill Gates committed their foundation to support for condom distribution because “210 million women were saying they wanted access to...

Vandalism at famed French basilica CWN - March 20

Anarchists defaced Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris with graffiti, according to French media reports. The graffiti, which denounced God and authority and called for the burning of chapels, was...

President Obama reflects on meeting with Pope Francis CWN - April 15

In remarks delivered at the annual White House Easter prayer breakfast, President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. After lamenting the murder of three people at a...

Cardinal Burke opposes Cardinal Kasper's proposal for divorced/remarried Catholics CWN - March 21

Cardinal Raymond Burke has voiced a clear disagreement with Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal for a new approach to allow Communion for Catholics who are divorced and remarried. Appearing on the...

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