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Uneasy Truce: Vatican Spokesman Will Not Sue Canadian Blogger for Public Criticism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Father Thomas Rosica’s conflict with David Domet highlights the strained relationship between the Church’s hierarchy and some Catholic commentators.

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Turn Your Focus to the Eucharist, Not Yourselves, Pope Francis Tells Bishops

‘The bishop is the principle of unity in the Church, but this does not take place without the Eucharist, he said March 4.

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Remembering Cardinal Edward Egan

The former archbishop of New York died Thursday at the age of 82.

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Five Reasons to Fast This Lent

In Our Need for Food, We Discover Our Need for Christ

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Pope Francis: Abandonment Does Greatest Injustice to the Elderly

The Pope’s words came in an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Father Belitz: New Age Exponent or Faithfully Catholic?

A mission the Franciscan priest preached this January in Indianapolis manifested an eccentric ministry that has drawn both criticism and praise over the years.

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Cardinal O’Malley Preaches Clarity in Dealing With Clerical Sex Abuse

Boston’s archbishop, a member of Pope Francis’ Commission for the Protection of Minors, said the Church’s failure to sanction bishops who enabled priests’ abusive behavior damaged its credibility.

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St. Thérèse’s Parents to Be Saints in First Joint Canonization of a Married Couple

Blesseds Louis and Zelie Martin will be elevated to sainthood in October, in conjunction with the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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Cardinal Pell’s Vatican Economy Office Gets New Statutes, Expanded Duties

The statutes of the Council for the Economy, the Secretariat for the Economy and the Office for the General Auditor provided a legal framework to the three new Vatican offices.

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