The president and vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have stressed that Thanksgiving Day is a time for the nation to pause and 'give God thanks for the abundant blessings he has bestowed upon us', in the annual holiday message...

News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland Premium

24 November 2016 | by Liz Dodd

Holy Doors in England and Wales were closed this week to mark the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to coincide with the closure of the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome last Saturday.

News Briefing: global Premium

24 November 2016 | by James Roberts

Attempts to reconcile the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) are continuing, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has assured the German Catholic internet portal

An app being developed in Scotland that is being tipped to become the first mobile phone application for finding nearby Catholic Masses and Confessions was launched in St Peter's Basilica this week..

Vatican and United Nation officials are calling for intensified efforts to end forced labour and human trafficking in the world’s fishing industries.

The leader of the only other diocese in South Australia, Bishop Gregory O'Kelly of Port Pirie, wrote in a Pastoral Letter after the euthanasia legislation failed to be carried that MPs who supported the Bill should be welcomed by the Catholic community with courtesy and charity, but questioned whether they should be given places of honour at Church events celebrating life...

Pope Francis has chosen a focus on Mary for the next World Youth Day celebrations, which will be held in dioceses in 2017 and 2018 and with an international gathering in Panama in 2019...

The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have asked for forgiveness for the role that Catholics played in the genocide which took place in 1994 in which more than 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis - were murdered...

EXCLUSIVE: Lord Alton and two members of European Parliaments have written an open letter to the International Criminal Court demanding that it begin action to prosecute Islamic State extemists originating from Europe for crimes of genocide against Christians.

A comprehensive list of the comings and goings of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments...


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