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Pope Benedict to end retirement? CWN - April 1

Pope Benedict XVI has decided to emerge from retirement and resume his role as Sovereign Pontiff, Vatican insiders report. Pope Francis has tentatively agreed to a power-sharing arrangement,...

Cardinal Napier criticizes Cardinal Kasper CWN - April 9

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, one of the four presidents-delegate at the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, criticized Cardinal Walter Kasper in three recent postings on his Twitter...

Report: Vatican declines to approve French ambassador’s nomination over homosexuality CWN - April 10

In January, the French government appointed Laurent Stefanini as its ambassador to the Holy See, but three months later, the Vatican has not approved the appointment—leading to European media...

Former Vatican official raps Cardinal Marx, says German hierarchy unfit to guide universal Church CWN - March 24

In a rare public display of open disagreement among ranking prelates, Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes has criticized another German Church leader, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, for his suggestion that the...

Hundreds march against San Francisco archbishop’s policy on teachers CWN - March 31

Hundreds of protestors, led by a teacher at the cathedral school, marched against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s policy of requiring Catholic high school teachers not to publicly oppose Catholic...

San Francisco: critics call for removal of Archbishop Cordileone; archdiocese fires back CWN - April 16

More than 100 prominent Catholics signed a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle urging Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The paid advertisement charged...

Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has completed its doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the umbrella organization for the majority of the...

Cardinal Koch joins critics of German bishops' push for change in Church teaching CWN - March 27

A third German-speaking cardinal has joined in questioning the notion that the Church must change its teaching on marriage, with Cardinal Kurt Koch saying that Church leaders should not be too quick...

President Obama raps 'less than loving' Christians CWN - April 7

President Barack Obama took aim at “less-than-loving expressions by Christians” during an April 7 address to an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House. Departing from his prepared text, the...

Patriarchate denounces ‘rebellion’ of California’s Chaldean bishops CWN - April 8

The Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate has issued a statement denouncing the “rebellion” of Bishop Sarhad Jammo, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, and of...

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