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Pope confirms: Amoris Laetitia allows divorced/remarried to receive Communion in some cases

Pope Francis has strongly endorsed a document in which the Catholic bishops of Argentina say that Amoris Laetitia allows for Catholics who are divorced and remarried to receive Communion under...

Archbishop Chaput: 'exhausted' US political system needs spiritual renewal

In a major address on American political affairs, Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput lamented that this year's presidential election features "two such deeply flawed"...

Syria: Kurdish soldiers loot Christian homes; archbishop escapes death

Kurdish forces fired bullets into the home of a Syrian Catholic archbishop as part of a campaign of intimidation against Christians. Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, who is based in the...

Over 100,000 expected for canonization of Mother Teresa

More than 100,000 people are expected to gather in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of Mother Teresa on Sunday. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told reporters at a September 2 press...

Catholic hospital system to remove saints’ names from hospitals

A leading Midwestern Catholic hospital system has announced that it will remove saints’ names from the names of its hospitals. Franciscan Alliance will rename its hospitals...

Pope Benedict: governance was my weakness

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has published excerpts of Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Last Testament: In His Own Words will be published...

Over 500 scholars affirm Church teaching on contraception

More than 500 scholars have signed a statement of support for the Catholic Church's teaching on contraception. At a press conference held at the Catholic University of America on September...

New Jersey priest suspended for homosexual advocacy

A New Jersey priest has been suspended from public ministry because of his persistent homosexual advocacy. Father Warren Hall revealed on Twitter that he had been suspended by Archbishop John Myers...

Virginia bishop responds to Kaine's support for same-sex marriage, affirms Church teaching

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond, Virginia, has issued a statement reaffirming the Catholic teaching on marriage—apparently in response to a public prediction by vice-presidential...

US Civil Rights Commission: non-discrimination laws take precedence over religious liberty

Non-discrimination laws "are of preeminent importance in American jurisprudence," and should not be subject to religious exemptions, the US Commission on Civil Rights has argued in a...