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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...

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...

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...

Vatican communications chief resigns after scandal over doctored letter

Msgr. Dario Vigano has resigned from his post as head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, in the wake of a scandal created by the doctoring of a letter from Pope-emeritus...

Vatican tribunal finds Guam archbishop guilty of sexual abuse

Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, Guam, has been found guilty of sexual abuse by a Vatican tribunal, and stripped of his office. The accused archbishop has reportedly appealed the...

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...

Full text of letter from Pope-emeritus

Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has posted a full translation of the letter in which Pope-emeritus Benedict writes about the theological formation of Pope Francis and “the inner continuity between the two pontificates, despite all the differences of style and temperament.”
The former Pontiff wrote the brief letter to welcome a series of books about the theology of Pope Francis—which, Benedict admits, he has not read. The Vatican had not published the full letter.

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.

Lesbian couple files suit after Catholic Charities declines to place refugee foster children with them

The Texas plaintiffs allege that the defendants “have discriminated and continue to discriminate impermissibly against individuals, including Plaintiffs, based on religion, their sexual orientation, their sex, and the same-sex character of their marriage, by funding the administration of services that they are on notice are being administered in a manner that disfavors same-sex relationships.”

Hosts ‘miraculously’ preserved 16 months after devastating earthquake

40 consecrated hosts, exhibiting no signs of decay, were recovered from a tabernacle of an Italian church damaged in a 2016 earthquake.