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Speakers at the conference, which took place close to the Vatican, respectfully but firmly criticized contentious parts of the papal document on the family.
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But the Vatican says there are no developments yet on a visit in May.
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Some in the Order say move is designed to keep Fra' Festing from having any influence in the election of a new Grand Master.
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Celebrates birthday in Bavarian style saying the Lord has always helped him on a journey of life that's included trials and hard times.
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“With one voice, in every part of the world, we proclaim the great message: “The Lord is truly risen, as he said!” May Jesus, who vanquished the darkness of sin and death, grant peace to our days.”
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“The Lord is alive! He is living and he wants to rise again in all those faces that have buried hope, buried dreams, buried dignity.”
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The Pope said the prayer at the conclusion of the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.
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The Holy Father pinpoints three icons priests can draw upon to keep the good news of the Gospel fresh in their preaching.
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The Paliano jail is famous for housing former mafia members who have become police informants.
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The Pope Emeritus, who turns 90 on Easter Sunday, has taken note of the controversies surrounding the document and how it has been implemented.
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Time constraints prevent an encounter in Rome around the time of a G7 Summit in Sicily; meanwhile speculation mounts that Callista Gingrich is soon to be appointed the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
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The Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, whose flock are among the last people who speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus, criticises the West for placing animal rights ahead of the wellbeing and survival of Christians.
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Gratitude sent through a letter from Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.
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Speakers from 5 continents will address the “urgent need” for clarity on the apostolic exhortation’s controversial chapter.
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The heir to the British throne and wife Camilla meet the Pope for half an hour, discuss topics of “mutual interest.”
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The Vatican’s liturgy chief speaks of disaster and schism as the consequences of placing man and not God at the center of worship; praises Summorum Pontificum on its 10th anniversary.
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Yohanna Towaya, who lost all his livelihood after ISIS invaded his home town, says Christians and Yazidis prayed for Trump to win the U.S. election and have high hopes he can lead the way in saving them from this crisis.
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Volunteer John Neill discusses the hard realities facing Iraq’s Christians and stresses the urgent need for security and funding.
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Founder of charity helping persecuted Christians reflects on a visit last week to some of the liberated towns and villages in northern Iraq.
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‘Bild’ sheds light on a multi-million dollar donation seen to be at the center of the Order’s recent dispute with the Holy See.
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On the 4th anniversary of his election, the Holy Father has been praised by the media for bringing the Church closer to the world, while some within the Church feel ignored.
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But the Holy Father also points to upholding the Church's celibacy rule, stressing that “voluntary celibacy” is not a solution to the vocations crisis in the Church.
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Congregation for Divine Worship is preferring not to comment on reported papal commission while liturgical experts dismiss concerns over its precise nature as exaggerated due to lack of information.
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Holy See stresses move is to avoid economic exploitation and not connected with recent posters in Rome critical of Pope Francis.
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Instruction comes as it emerges priests who disagree with bishops’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia are being bullied and intimidated.
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The Cardinal Patron of the Order says he is “stunned” by Von Rumerstein’s account of Albrecht von Boeselager's dismissal and considers it “a calumny”; also gives interview detailing his recent visit to Guam.
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Release of new recording coincides with worldwide tour that includes the U.S. in October.
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Reliable sources tell the Register Council of Nine Cardinals made the pledge due to concerns about posters critical of the Holy Father appearing across Rome.
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The Vatican’s top diplomat also calls on politicians to be close to the concrete needs of real people.
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Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio pens short booklet on 'Amoris Laetitia' arguing the pastoral practice could be acceptable if such persons “desire to change” their sinful situation.
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Archbishop Henryk Hoser’s mission will be to gain deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and the needs of pilgrims.
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Defends German bishops’ guidelines on document as Cardinal Walter Kasper says allowing intercommunion with Protestants in some cases is the “position of the current Pope.”
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Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer speaks to the Register about the Church tax, the German bishops’ controversial guidelines on Amoris Laetitia, and the general secularization of the German Church.
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Re-instated Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager outlines his priorities as Pope Francis appoints his Special Delegate to the ancient chivalric Order.
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Appeal made as Cardinal Gerhard Müller gives new interview upholding traditional teaching of the Church on contentious issues, and German bishops issue guidelines saying remarried divorcees can receive the sacraments “in individual cases”.
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Maltese prelate defends controversial guidelines on ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in his first interview since they were released. Says in a homily that the faithful should direct questions on the document to Pope Francis.
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Albrecht von Boeselager reinstated as Grand Chancellor; Order to elect new Grand Master “soon”.
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Declaration made in a letter from Cardinal Parolin to the Order of Malta as details emerge about what happened during the Pope’s meeting with the Grand Master.
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Order’s governing council must still vote to accept the resignation; Vatican says Pope will appoint a Papal Delegate to head the Order.
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Urges looking at the world’s problems through the lens of the Good News of Christ’s redemptive suffering.
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Says he and Archbishop Scicluna are in “complete unity” with Pope Francis, thereby offering a “guarantee that the teaching is authentic.”
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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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Draws on historical precedent during Arian heresy and says the viciousness of their critics is aimed at "silencing the voice of truth".
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Critics argue that to say two-thirds of synod fathers supported the proposition is therefore very misleading.
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Mayor of Chicago praises his city's new cardinal, says he and Cupich are not "just friendly, we're friends".
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In 'Misericordia et Misera', Pope creates 'World Day of the Poor', and indefinitely extends both the faculty of priests to absolve the sin of abortion and the validity of confessions for the SSPX.
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Also closes the Holy Door of St. Peter's basilica and signs his new apostolic letter marking the end of the Jubilee Year.
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Warns of increasing "polarization and exclusion" in the world and in the Church; urges becoming "capable of forgiveness and reconciliation."
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Vaticanist claims it is because more cardinals were planning on resubmitting "doubts" over his exhortation on the family, 'Amoris Laetitia', at the meeting. The Vatican is not commenting.
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The full documentation relating to the cardinals’ initiative, entitled ‘Seeking Clarity: A Plea to Untie the Knots in Amoris Laetitia.’
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Director of a semi-official Vatican news site says interview in which the Pope is supposed to have said "communists think like Christians" was not recorded.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Jim Nicholson, says the President-elect has been a “very good listener” at meetings with a Catholic coalition of advisers.
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Cardinal Pietro Parolin assured Donald Trump of his prayers, that the Lord may "enlighten and support him in the service of his country."
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Makes request at special jubilee for inmates, but the Holy Father has yet to visit or pardon 'Vatileaks' priest, currently serving an 18 month sentence in a Vatican jail.
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Comments from a respected Dominican theologian that they could be punishment for legalizing same-sex unions spark debate — and strong censure from the Vatican.
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Holy Father told reporters on the papal plane coming back from Sweden that it's important to "read well" St. John Paul II's declaration ruling out women's ordination.
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Gives homily on the essence of holiness at open-air Mass on All Saints Day in Malmö, Sweden.
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Tells reporters that the visit to commemorate the Reformation is an "important trip", an "ecclesial journey" in the "field of ecumenism".
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The town's co-cathedral was also almost flattened in the latest earthquake, the third major tremor to hit the region since August.
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Daring evacuation was launched after ISIS posed a grave danger to Syriac Catholic students in Kirkuk.
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In interview with Jesuit journal, the Pope also calls proselytism a "sin" and speaks of the need to overcome "rigid" perspectives to enable reform.
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Document issued in response to an increase in the number of cremations and ideas "contrary to the faith" that have become widespread.
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A person who is rigid in many cases conceals a "double life", lacks the freedom of God's children and needs the Lord's help, Pope says in morning homily.
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Bishops' backing follows two major pro-life demonstrations in which the episcopal conference chose not to participate.
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The Vatican's doctrinal chief draws attention to the "dictatorship of relativism" and the "globalization of indifference".
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Cardinals complain to the Pope, a Hard Rock Cafe threatens to also open nearby, but a Church historian says they should be protesting about far more serious issues.
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Reconciliation between the SSPX and Rome still appears some way off, but those looking to the Society to come to the Church's aid is increasing, according to Bishop Fellay.
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Venezuelan Father Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ has a specialized knowledge of politics and social justice.
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Priests, theology professors, men and women religious, catechists, seminary rectors and Catholic teachers from around the world are among those continuing to sign.
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Uses the term in off-the-cuff comments to international ecumenical group at the Vatican.
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Archbishops Cupich of Chicago, Tobin of Indianapolis and Bishop Kevin Farrell to be U.S. recipients of red hats and are among 13 new cardinal-electors.
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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