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Don't say 'Good morning' to begin Mass, Filipino cardinal urges priests CWN - June 26

Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila has told his priests that they should not say "Good morning" to their congregation as they begin Mass. Cardinal Tagle said that the everyday greeting is a...

Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26

The Synod of Bishops has released the instrumentum laboris, or working document, for its upcoming 3rd extraordinary general assembly, which will take place from October 5 to 19. The instrumentum...

Report: Pope says he will preach, offer apology at Roman Pentecostal church CWN - July 14

Pope Francis said he will preach in a Pentecostal church in Rome this month and offer an apology, the global ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance stated on his blog. Brian Stiller, who...

Pope emphasizes: ‘you cannot love God outside of the Church’ CWN - June 25

Pope Francis continued his series of Wednesday general audiences on the Church and emphasized that belonging to the Church is essential to being a Christian. “We are Christians because we belong...

Catholic cathedral under siege by Islamic rebels in Central African Republic CWN - July 8

Rebels of the Seleka militia have surrounded the Catholic cathedral in Bambari, in the Central African Republic, the Fides news service reports. The Islamic rebels reportedly fired on the...

Cardinal Bertone's move into spacious new Vatican apartment delayed by remodeling woes CWN - June 23

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has been unable to move into a new apartment at the Vatican, because the firm remodeling the space has declared bankruptcy. The former Vatican Secretary of State had...

Vatican blocked bishops' actions against abusive priests before 2000, Australian bishop says CWN - June 25

An Australian bishop has testified that until 2000, the Vatican's Congregation for Clergy discouraged bishops from taking action against priests accused of sexual abuse. Archbishop Philip Wilson...

Diocese denounces Louisiana court order for priest to break confessional seal CWN - July 8

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has vigorously denounced a ruling by the state’s highest court that would compel a priest to violate the seal of confession or face possible...

Pope Francis, in newspaper interview, laments ‘moral decay’ of society CWN - July 1

In an interview with Franca Giansoldati of the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero, Pope Francis decried society’s moral decay. Among the highlights of the interview, which was published on June...

Priests kidnapped in Ukraine CWN - July 17

Two Catholic priests have been kidnapped by separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Religious Information Service for Ukraine (RISU) has reported. Father Tikhon Kulbaka, a priest of the Ukrainian...

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