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In a new interview, the Pope warns that populism in a time of crisis is what led to the rise of Hitler and urges dialogue.
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Sudden changes in approach to doctrine, episcopal rivalries, and a swift drafting process are some of the factors that led to the contentious document.
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Benjamin Harnwell, founder of the Rome-based Institute for Human Dignity, discusses the “intuitive genius” of one of the most influential Catholics in the new Trump administration.
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Striking differences between the two documents, as well as other papal teachings.
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The archbishop emeritus of Bologna sheds light on the thinking of the four cardinals, and why they see a papal clarification of ‘Amoris laetitia’ as so vital.
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Ben Carson allegedly offered position but declined; very possible that the eventual candidate will be totally unexpected.
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Vatican’s doctrinal chief criticizes making ‘dubia’ public but some critics say he is missing the point as it emerges that none of the CDF’s corrections of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ was accepted.
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In a letter signed on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the Pope reminds them of the great suffering being inflicted on children by “the Herods of our own time.”
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Msgr. Nicola Bux reflects on the possibility this pontificate is sympathetic to Protestant theologian Jürgen Moltmann’s theory of “open Communion.”
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“To celebrate Mary as Mother of God and our mother at the beginning of the new year means recalling a certainty that will accompany our days: we are a people with a Mother; we are not orphans.”
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“Let us pause before the manger to contemplate how God has been present throughout this year and to remind ourselves that every age, every moment is the bearer of graces and blessings.”
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Father George Woodall explains why a papal response to the ‘dubia’ will be of “fundamental importance” for the good of the Church.
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Figures boosted by Holy Week and the canonisation of St. Teresa of Calcutta, the Vatican says.
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Highlighting areas of conflict and suffering around the world, the Holy Father tells the world that the newborn Jesus came not with a power of “based on might and wealth” but one of love, service and peace.
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Pope says tonight is one of glory and joy; appeals to the faithful not to be indifferent to the rejected and marginalised.
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Donates large sum to help rebuild the church after its prior appealed to Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán.
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In a lengthy and forceful annual Christmas message to the Roman Curia, the Pope outlines his vision for further Curial reform.
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Msgr. Vallejo Balda will cease all ties of employment with the Holy See and return to his diocese in Astorga, Spain.
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The retired Holy See diplomat is the latest cardinal to support the four cardinals and follows Cardinal Burke's latest interview with EWTN in which he decries internal Church division caused by the “politicization of the Church”.
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Leading Dominican theologian discusses the claim, made by Pope Francis and others, in an exclusive contribution for the Register.
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Secretary general of the Synod of Bishops praises two new books for deepening the concept, but critics fear synodality will lead to a ‘protestantization’ of the Church.
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Holy Father also condemns all forms of extremism and terrorism and asks Assad that humanitarian law be respected.
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Professors Germain Grisez and John Finnis warn that to promote such errors in order to "realistically" deal with Catholics influenced by secularised culture is setting aside the Church's tradition and mission.
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Twenty-three academics say clarification is urgent as they believe the barque of Peter is "drifting perilously like a ship without a rudder" and shows signs of "incipient disintegration".
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Coinciding with publication of new and updated guidelines on priestly formation, Cardinal Beniamino Stella says that seminaries should focus on pastoral discernment and form priests to be "without rigidity, hypocrisy."
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Holy Father chooses 14th century fresco by Giotto, located in the lower basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.
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But the dean of Roman Rota ignores evidence of manipulation and heavy handedness from on high, and is equivocal over whether the Pope instructed him to publicly criticise the four 'dubia' cardinals.
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Renowned movie director to premiere his new film 'Silence' in front of hundreds of Jesuits at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.
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Holy Father expected to visit Dublin during World Meeting of Families.
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In an extract from his latest book-interview, 'Last Testament', Benedict XVI reflects on death, God's judgment, and the afterlife.
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Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”, published by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin