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Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope
Jan 09 2017
The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind
Jan 07 2017
Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo.

Infant safe after being found abandoned at Minnesota cathedral
Jan 06 2017
A newborn child found on the doorstep of a cathedral was in good health and being cared for by local children’s services officials.

Magi’s journey reflects our longing for God, pope says on Epiphany
Jan 06 2017
The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, Pope Francis said.

When a mother loses a child, reach out with tears, not words, pope says
Jan 04 2017
In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, Pope Francis said.

Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate
Jan 04 2017
There are six fewer Christians in the new Congress, at 485 members. But there are four more Catholics, who now total 168.

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy
Jan 03 2017
Protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, the pope said.

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says
Jan 02 2017
Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

Benefits association, diocese file suit over HHS transgender regulation
Jan 01 2017
The regulation requires that Catholic hospitals and health care providers perform or provide gender transition services and more.

New York cardinal to participate in Trump inauguration
Dec 29 2016
New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.