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Elton John battles to suppress critical story about homosexual partnership

British entertainer Elton John has launched an aggressive, expensive—and, to date, largely successful—effort to suppress a report about his homosexual partner's extra-marital...

Avoid 'rigorism' on divorce and remarriage, Pope advises family conference

Pope Francis tore into priests who refuse to baptize the children of unwed mothers during a June 16 meeting with participants in a Rome conference on the family. It is "pastoral...

Spanish cardinal faces 'hate crime' charge for denouncing gender theory

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia, Spain, faces criminal charges for a speech in which he said that gender theory is "the most insidious and destructive ideology...

Cardinal Wuerl decries ‘aggressive gender ideology’

Lamenting “aggressive gender ideology” and criticizing the Obama administration’s recent letter on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by public school students who state they...

Vatican official named Guam administrator following abuse allegations against archbishop

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Hon, the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agaña, Guam,...

Pope Francis to visit Kraków, Auschwitz, Czestochowa during trip to Poland

The Holy See Press Office has announced the official schedule of Pope Francis’s upcoming apostolic journey to Poland. During his five days in Poland, the Pope is scheduled to deliver six...

Details announced for papal trip to Sweden

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation have announced details of Pope Francis’s upcoming October 31 trip to Sweden to take part in a joint...

Russian Orthodox leader: American, European de-Christianization is ‘apocalyptic’

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church received a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on May 24 and lamented the secularization of Europe and the United...

Russian Orthodox Church pulls out of Crete council

The Russian Orthodox Church will not send representatives to the Pan-Orthodox Council that is scheduled to open in Crete on June 19, the Moscow patriarchate has announced. "We will not be...

Vatican's top liturgical official recommends ad orientem liturgy

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has encouraged priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem-- facing toward the east along with the congregation. Cardinal Robert Sarah, in an...