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Nun presides at wedding in Canadian diocese

Sister Pierrette Thiffault, a Sister of Providence, presided at a wedding in the Diocese of Rouryn-Norand, Quebec on July 22, with the approval of her bishop and of the Vatican. The Code of Canon...

Archbishop Gänswein: statement by Benedict XVI not aimed at Pope Francis

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary to Benedict XVI, denounced suggestions that the retired Pontiff had intended to criticize Pope Francis with a statement issued for the...

Cardinal Burke: Amoris Laetitia is not authoritative teaching

Cardinal Raymond Burke repeated that Amoris Laetitia is not a magisterial document, in an address in Louisville, Kentucky. The American cardinal observed that Pope Francis has often chosen not to...

Cameroon: bishop was killed for opposing gay clerics, priest charges

Bishop Jean Marie Benoit Bala of Bafia, Cameroon, was murdered because he opposed homosexuals in the clergy, according to a leading priest in his diocese. At a memorial Mass for the deceased...

Pope orders Belgian Catholic hospitals to end euthanasia

Pope Francis has ordered Belgian psychiatric hospitals run by the Brothers of Charity to cease offering euthanasia. The Brothers of Charity, who operate 15 hospitals in Belgium, disclosed in May...

Archbishop Paglia explains new direction for Pontifical Academy for Life

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that...

Priest murdered in Colombia

A Colombian priest was murdered in the town of Puerto Valdivia on July 27, the day of his 31st birthday. Father Diomer Eliver Chavarría Pérez was a “son and brother at the...

‘Pope congratulates, blesses gay couple’

Some gay activists claimed a papal blessing on their lifestyle after a Brazilian man received a standard form letter from a Vatican official. Toni Reis, general secretary of the Brazilian...

Germany: 162,000 Catholics left Church, 537 parishes closed in 2016

162,093 Catholics left the Church in Germany during 2016—down from 181,925 in 2015, according to statistics released by the bishops’ conference on July 21. 28.5% of Germans are...

Lutheran leader calls on theologians to remove obstacles to unity with Catholics

The head of the Lutheran World Federation has called on theologians to remove the obstacles that hinder unity with the Catholic Church. Rev. Dr. Martin Junge made his remarks in a letter...