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Cardinal Müller rejects idea of ‘paradigm shift’ in Catholic doctrine

Cardinal Gerhard Müller rejects the notion of a “paradigm shift” in Church teaching, in an essay for First Things. In an unusual public disagreement among prominent cardinals,...

New papal document seeks ‘paradigm shift’ at ecclesiastical universities

Pope Francis has called for a "radical paradigm shift" and a "bold cultural revolution" at ecclesiastical universities, in a new apostolic constitution issued on January 29. The new 87-page...

Cardinal Zen rips Vatican Secretary of State on talks with China

“The Communists want to enslave the Church” in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen has warned in a new statement warning against a proposed Vatican deal with Beijing. Escalating his criticism...

Vatican close to accord with China, recognizing government-appointed bishops?

The Vatican will soon sign a landmark accord with China, and agree to recognize bishops who were installed without papal approval, the Reuters news service reports. The Reuters story confirms...

Pope was informed of Chilean abuse victims’ complaints, AP reveals

The Associated Press has revealed that Pope Francis was informed in 2015 about complaints against Chilean Bishop Juan Barros. During his January visit to Chile, the Pontiff told reporters that he...

Cardinal Marx: Church should offer blessings for same-sex couples

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has suggested that pastors should offer blessings for homosexual couples. In a Bavarian state radio interview, the cardinal—who is one of the top advisers...

Nigerian bishop, rejected by diocesan priests, announces resignation

Bishop Peter Okpaleke, whose appointment in 2012 as head of Nigeria’s Ahiara diocese prompted a rebellion among the Catholic faithful there, has resigned “for the good of the...

New Mexico bishop questioned about failure to report complaints against priest

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, faces questions about his transfer of a priest who had been accused of sexual misconduct involving adults. Parishioners who have brought suit against Father Ricardo Bauza note that the bishop did not alert them about previous complaints, although he required the priest to enter a treatment program.

Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage

Governor John Rankin of Bermuda has signed a bill that makes the island the world’s first jurisdiction to reverse legal approval of same-sex marriages.

Massachusetts Catholic college will keep the name “Crusaders” despite concerns that it was offensive

The College of the Holy Cross is a Jesuit college in Worcester, Massachusetts.