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Nation
Lauretta Brown
‘You Are the Light of the World’ to serve as starting point for U.S. bishops’ meeting.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
In an interview with the Register, the noted Catholic scholar explains what impelled him to sign the controversial letter and replies to some of the criticisms directed against it.
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
Many Church leaders agree that doctrinal confusion needs to be addressed, but strongly disagree that accusing Pope Francis of heresy will help remedy the situation.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
The cardinals who led the process of drafting the new papal document on Curial reform have disclosed details, ahead of its pending publication.
Vatican
Solène Tadié
Women victims of modern slavery and those in prison will be at the center of Pope Francis’ attention during Holy Week.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict
SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER
Vatican
Edward Pentin
In a German-language essay published Thursday, the pope emeritus provides a way forward.
Vatican
Solène Tadié
The ensemble was welcomed by Pope Francis at the Vatican and performed two concerts.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The dominant pastoral advice of Christus Vivit concerns mistakes to avoid rather than indications of paths to pursue.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
Christus Vivit reflects the Holy Father’s takeaways from the October youth synod.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s choices have been much less impactful than the diverse range of Church luminaries St. John Paul II appointed early in his own papacy.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA
On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in attacks on two Muslim places of worship in the city of Christchurch.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA
The Holy Father spent the sixth anniversary of his election as the 265th successor of St. Peter on a weeklong Lenten retreat.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA
The Holy Father said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend showed how to follow Jesus well.
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Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Francis prayed the Stations of the Cross and celebrated Mass, Benediction and the imposition of ashes to begin Lent.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA
The message — originally written on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi in October — is a reflection on a line from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Feb. 21-24 meeting takes the view that bishops who think as the Pope wishes them to think about their role as shepherds will then do the right thing in tackling sex abuse.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
The document’s statement that ‘diversity of religions’ is ‘willed by God’ has generated controversy.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Church in Germany has heavily influenced the post-conciliar era at the Vatican, most notably during the current German-friendly pontificate of Pope Francis.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
Such a visit, which featured a papal Mass and the signing of a fraternal Muslim-Catholic joint declaration condemning violence committed in the name of religion, was unthinkable until very recently.
World
CNA/EWTN News
The Holy Father said Tuesday that he had not read Nicolas Maduro’s letter, but expressed an openness to help.
World
Catholic News Agency
The Holy Father preached on the beatitudes at Mass in the Emirati capital Feb. 5.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS
Vatican
Edward Pentin
Feb. 3-5 trip to the United Arab Emirates will provide gauge of regional relations between Muslims and Christians.
Vatican
Courtney Grogan/CNA
Catholics should look to the example of Priscilla and Aquila, friends of St. Paul, Francis said in speech to Roman Rota.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA
Holy Father said he wants world’s bishops to receive a ‘catechesis’ on the suffering of abuse survivors, understand better the urgent reality of combating sexual abuse.
World
Courtney Grogan/CNA/EWTN News
Pope Francis visited inmates during his World Youth Day visit.
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Courtney Grogan/CNA/EWTN News
Holy Father releases World Day of Social Communications message on the feast of St. Francis de Sales.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Chilean bishops’ visit to Rome demonstrated the newfound willingness of bishops to push back publicly against objectionable actions.
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Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News
Francis will visit the cities of Bucharest, Iaşi and Blaj and a Marian shrine in eastern Transylvania, at the end of May and beginning of June.