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Pope approves provisions to recognize marriages of SSPX faithful
Apr 05 2017
Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities.

Pope Francis meets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Vatican
Apr 05 2017
Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

New Jersey man pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit
Apr 05 2017
Santos Colon planned to utilize a sniper to shoot the pope during his public Sunday Mass Sept. 27 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. He also planned to set off bombs in the surrounding area.

Georgetown sets date to rename buildings honoring a slave, black teacher
Apr 04 2017
Georgetown University will rename two buildings on campus previously named for priests who sold 272 people into slavery.

Scars of past wounds give strength for the future, pope says
Apr 03 2017
Pope Francis spoke to earthquake survivors April 2 at Carpi and Mirandola.

Bishop concerned U.S. won’t meet carbon emission goals after Trump order
Mar 31 2017
President Trump’s executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections, said Bishop Frank J. Dewane.

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts
Mar 30 2017
The Supreme Court sent a death-row case back to lower courts, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

Pay close attention to pope’s words and actions, papal nuncio says
Mar 29 2017
The papal nuncio to the United States stressed how Catholics are called to view the pope and essentially work with him in the mission of spreading the Gospel.

Remember shattered walls of past divisions, pope tells EU leaders
Mar 25 2017
Pope Francis welcomed the 27 European heads of state to the Vatican to commemorate the signing of the Treaties of Rome.

Health care bill diagnosis: never had input from those who care for sick
Mar 24 2017
Sister Carol Keehan described the bill as a "disgrace, a pro-life disaster, a huge step back, catastrophic for Catholic social teaching."