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Former Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Sodano dies

By Catholic News Service | May 31, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, former Vatican secretary of state and former dean of the College of Cardinals, died in Rome on May 27 at the age of 94. Many observers saw him as a key player in the Vatican’s slow response to the clerical sexual abuse scandal, … Read More about Former Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Sodano dies

Synodality means communion, not ‘populism’, Pope says

By Catholic News Service | May 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Synodality is not a reorganisation of Church structures, but rather a path of ecclesial communion that seeks to open minds and hearts to the will of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said. In a video message to members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on … Read More about Synodality means communion, not ‘populism’, Pope says

US bishops push gun control as some call mass shootings ‘pressing life issue’

By Catholic News Service | May 26, 2022 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Several US bishops spoke out against the easy accessibility to guns in the country following a May 24 rampage that left at least 19 children and two of their elementary school teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas. “Don’t tell me that guns aren’t the problem, people are. I’m … Read More about US bishops push gun control as some call mass shootings ‘pressing life issue’

Cardinal Zen charged with improperly registering fund, pleads not guilty in Hong Kong court

By Catholic News Service | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

HONG KONG (CNS) – Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and several others pleaded not guilty in a Hong Kong court to charges of failing to properly register a now-defunct fund to help anti-government protesters. The 90-year-old cardinal was detained on May 11 under China’s national security law for “conspiracy to collude … Read More about Cardinal Zen charged with improperly registering fund, pleads not guilty in Hong Kong court

Some bishops call San Francisco prelate ‘courageous’ for Pelosi statement

By Catholic News Service | May 24, 2022 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A number of US Catholic bishops have praised San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his “courageous” action in declaring on May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion because of her stand on legalised abortion. “I applaud Archbishop Cordileone’s patient … Read More about Some bishops call San Francisco prelate ‘courageous’ for Pelosi statement

Religious brothers can be superiors of orders with priests, Pope says

By Catholic News Service | May 19, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said the Vatican office that deals with religious orders can permit men’s communities that are made up of both priests and brothers to choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general. … Read More about Religious brothers can be superiors of orders with priests, Pope says