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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...

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...

Greek Orthodox prelates denounce Catholicism as heresy CWN - April 15

In a harsh 89-page letter addressed to “Francis, head of state of the Vatican City,” two Greek Orthodox prelates have denounced Catholicism as a heresy and urged the Pope to repentance. In their...

Ontario Catholic schools cannot require students to attend Mass, court rules CWN - April 8

Catholic schools in Ontario cannot require students to attend Mass, the Ontario Superior Court has ruled. Catholic high schools in Ontario are at times required to accept non-Catholic students,...

Charlotte diocesan, school officials apologize for controversial presentation on homosexuality CWN - April 3

Two weeks after a Nashville Dominican nun spoke to students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools and delivered a presentation critical of homosexuality, diocesan and school officials...

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