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Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

VATICAN, Sept. 18, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis’ council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commission for Protection for minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes. Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican’s press office, announced in a briefing with journalists Sep. 17 that the [...]

Doctrinal wars? Both sides fire over Communion for divorced, remarried

VATICAN, Sept. 18, 2014 (CNS) — The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. In an [...]

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VATICAN, Sept. 17, 2014 (CNS) — Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals has begun creating the first draft of a new apostolic constitution that would implement a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy. The so-called C9, a papally appointed group of nine cardinal members, held its sixth meeting Sept 15-17 with Pope Francis at the [...]

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Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

VATICAN, Sept. 17, 2014 (CNS) — In a book coming out just before October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell rules out proposed changes to church practice that would allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. “Doctrine and pastoral practice cannot be contradictory,” writes Cardinal Pell, a former archbishop [...]

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Philadelphia meeting, synods will be part of global debate on families

VATICAN, Sept. 16, 2014 (CNS) — The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event. At a Sept. 16 briefing, Archbishop [...]

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No scandal here: How the 20 couples married by Pope Francis were legit

VATICAN, Sept. 15, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Church’s effort to bring people to Jesus Christ, said two experts on Christian marriage. “I think there is a perception out there, especially in some media [...]

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No plans to raise security ahead of Pope’s Albania visit

VATICAN, Sept. 15, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- There are no plans to increase security for Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip to Albania despite new reports of a potential threat by Islamic militants, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Monday. “All of us are worried about what ISIS is doing,” Fr. Lombardi told journalists during a Vatican [...]

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Pope to couples: Cross illuminates purpose of marriage

VATICAN, Sept. 14, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- “Marriage is a symbol of life… the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, delivered moments before presiding over [...]

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War ruins God’s creative work, Pope says

REDIPUGLIA, Italy, Sept. 13, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned against the destructive indifference towards our brothers and sisters that arises from ideologies of war during a Mass celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the victims of all wars. “Whereas God carries forward the work of creation and we men and women are called to [...]

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Feast days of Sts. John Paul II, John XXIII added to universal calendar

VATICAN, Sept. 12 2014 (CNS) — In light of “countless requests from every part of the world,” Pope Francis has approved putting Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII on the church’s universal calendar of feast days. Called the General Roman Calendar, it is the universal schedule of holy days and feast days for the [...]

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Pope Francis: correction without charity is ‘a slap in the face’

VATICAN, Sept. 12, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love. “Gossip hurts; gossip is a slap in the face of a person’s reputation, it is an attack on the [...]

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Pope’s appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

VATICAN, Sept. 12, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping the upcoming Vatican office also dedicated to combatting abuse. “Delicta Graviora” are serious crimes in the Church, and they include grave offenses against morality: the sexual abuse of a [...]

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Couples with kids, cohabitating are among those marrying at papal Mass

VATICAN, Sept. 11, 2014 (CNS) — Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children. The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass [...]

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Pope ‘deeply saddened’ by brutal killing of missionary nuns

VATICAN, Sept. 11, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community of his closeness. “The Holy Father begs the Lord to welcome into his kingdom of peace and light these three faithful and devout nuns,” reads Sept. 8 [...]

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Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him

VATICAN, Sept. 10, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis’ general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to experience for himself the pontiff’s uniqueness. Salvatore D’argento spoke with CNA Sept. 10 saying that he came to the audience because of “the [...]

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Church educates through actions; not ‘theoretical’ lectures

VATICAN, Sept. 10, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- During his general audience Pope Francis continued to reflect on the Church as mother, explaining that she teaches us by example how to go to the essential point of the Gospel, which is mercy. “Like a good mother and educator, she focuses on what is essential; and the essential, [...]

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