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German cardinal says ‘unauthorized people’ in Rome veto bishop nominations
May 05 2016
A German cardinal said names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by “unauthorized people” in Rome.

St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, Blessed Sacrament motherhouse put up for sale
May 04 2016
The congregation founded by St. Katharine Drexel announced it will sell its historic motherhouse and relocate St. Katharine Drexel's tomb.

Vatican magazine gives attention to unheard women, official says
May 04 2016
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women’s voices, something that often has been missing in the church despite women’s important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Trevi Fountain illuminated in remembrance of Christian martyrs
May 02 2016
The Trevi Fountain was lit up in red in a graphic commemoration of the thousands of modern Christians martyred for their faith.

Ethics must guide medical research, protect human dignity, pope says
Apr 29 2016
Moral and ethical concerns must guide medical research so it will always be at the service of protecting human life and dignity, Pope Francis said.

Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy
Apr 29 2016
Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican.

Ryan says he was ‘wrong’ about views on poor in latest talk at Georgetown
Apr 28 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans strive for a country that is “open, diverse, dynamic” in a speech at Georgetown University.

After job-swap show, Irish street cleaner pledges help to Filipinos
Apr 28 2016
Crosbie has maintained weekly contact with his host family and set up a charity drive to raise funds for the wider community that took him in.

Georgia teacher marries beau with her second-graders in the front row
Apr 27 2016
Monsignor Corbett said “marriage really is a school of love,” explaining that it is the sacramental way to love each other more deeply.

Pope says pastors must ‘serve, not use’ laypeople
Apr 27 2016
Pastors are not conceding anything to the laity by recognizing their role in bringing the Gospel to the world; the laity are just as much members of “holy, faithful people of God” as the clergy, the pope said.

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