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Typical new US priest: 34-year-old who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration

The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2017 is a 34-year-old cradle Catholic, according to a recently released survey of 444 of the 590 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in...

20th-century mystic beatified

Itala Mela (1904-57), an Italian woman born to atheist parents, was beatified in her native La Spezia, Italy, on June 10. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of...

Pray for peace on June 8, Pope asks faithful

Pope Francis has encouraged the faithful to pray for peace for a minute on June 8. The date is the third anniversary of his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the late Israeli...

50th anniversary of Catholic charismatic renewal commemorated in Rome

Tens of thousands gathered in the Circus Maximus on the Vigil of Pentecost to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Catholic charismatic renewal. The ecumenical gathering, at which Pope Francis was...

Putin attends consecration of church dedicated to martyrs of Communism

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has consecrated a new church in Moscow dedicated to Christ’s resurrection and the martyrs slain under Soviet Communist rule. The church, dedicated during the...

Welcome bishop or incur suspension, Pope tells priests of Nigerian diocese

Pope Francis has issued an ultimatum to the priests of the Diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, demanding that they write a letter accepting their bishop or face suspension. Founded in 1987 and located in...

Dubia cardinals make public plea for audience with Pontiff

The four cardinals who last year submitted dubia requesting clarification of Amoris Laetitia have now made public a letter pleading for an audience with Pope Francis. In a clear sign of...

Cardinal Sarah rips ‘inhuman contempt for Benedict XVI’

Cardinal Robert Sarah said that critics of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI have shown their “vulgarity” by complaining that the retired Pontiff has written a preface to the cardinal’s...

69 priests resign posts in Indonesian diocese

Accusing their bishop of embezzling funds and having an affair, 69 of the 167 priests in the Diocese of Ruteng, Indonesia, have resigned from their diocesan and parish posts. Bishop Hubertus...

Cardinal Kasper calls for an ‘evangelical Catholicism and Catholic Protestantism’

The ecumenical Monastery of Bose recently hosted a conference on “justification, the Gospel of grace,” and L’Osservatore Romano has published excerpts of three of the...