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Vatican doctored photo of letter by Pope-emeritus Benedict

The Vatican has admitted that it doctored the photo of a letter from Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, to obscure the fact that the former Pontiff had declined to read a series of books about the theology...

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,...

Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith issues letter on salvation

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has released a new document on the nature of salvation, emphasizing that man cannot be saved through his own efforts alone, nor without reference...

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...

Pope-emeritus Benedict sees continuity with teaching of Pope Francis

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI writes of the “interior continunity” between his teaching and that of Pope Francis, in a letter made public on March 12. As the Vatican unveiled a collection...

Diocese announces Cardinal Mahony will not appear at anniversary celebration

Cardinal Roger Mahony will not appear, as originally scheduled at a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The appointment of Cardinal Mahony as a special papal representative at the celebration had provoked protests because of the cardinal’s mishandling of sex-abuse allegations during his tenure as Archbishop of Los Angeles. The Scranton diocese has announced that the retired cardinal “is unable to attend the Mass” for the March 4 celebration.

Miracle approved; Archbishop Romero will be canonized

The Vatican has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the Salvadoran prelate, who was killed in 1980, will be beatified later this year. The date for the...

Bishop Paprocki bars Senator Durbin from Communion

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has announced that Senator Richard Durbin should not be admitted to Communion because of his “obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin.” The bishop referred to Senator Durbin’s consistent support for legal abortion, and particularly his vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Nigeria: herdsmen continue rampage, kill 4 in Kaduna, 3 in Jos

The herdsmen are members of the Fulani people, who are largely Muslim.

Cardinal Brandmüller raps German bishops’ policy on Communion for Protestant spouses

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has sharply criticized a decision by the German bishops’ conference to allow the Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion under some circumstances. The retired German prelate told an interviewer that the policy is “a wholly dishonest ploy,” a use of “salami tactics,” in a bid to achieve the true goal of intercommunion.