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In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being "criminal and morally reprehensible."


The Church should stop arguing over the rights and wrongs of artificial contraception but instead find ways to help people live out the teaching of Pope Paul VI, according to the leader of a commission set up by Pope Francis to study Humanae Vitae. 


The Vatican invited Catholics to pray for the 1.2 million seafarers around the world who work under difficult conditions and make huge sacrifices in their profession.


Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria SJ says the Church’s belief in a male-only priesthood is infallible teaching which should be held as an unchanging and “definitive” part of the Catholic faith


Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal-designate Archbishop Angelo Becciu, one of his most trusted aides, to run the Vatican’s saint making department


 

Pope Francis said the places from which the new cardinals come express 'the universality of the Church, which continues to announce the merciful love of God to all men and women on earth.'


A new book reveals Pope Paul VI accused Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of acting as judge over both the papacy and the Second Vatican Council after the traditionalist prelate refused to accept Church reforms 

 


Pope Paul VI prepared 'resignation letter'

16 May 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that if he were to become seriously ill or impeded from exercising his ministry, the dean and other top cardinals in Rome should accept his resignation


Pope Francis has expressed grave concern over the tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East, which have escalated in recent days following the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.


Nuns must use Facebook, Twitter and other social media with "sobriety and discretion" according to a new document released by the Vatican


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