Rome orders survey of traditional Latin Mass
What's happened since Benedict XVI’s 2007 ruling?

The Holy See is conducting a world-wide survey of the traditional Latin Mass focusing on whether celebrations of the Tridentine liturgy respond to genuine pastoral needs and are

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Rome orders survey of traditional Latin Mass
What's happened since Benedict XVI’s 2007 ruling?
2020-04-27T18:02:41-07:00

Pope Francis ask further study of female deacons
Promoted by some Amazon synod members

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission to study the question of a female diaconate in the Catholic Church, after some members of the 2019 Amazon synod requested the pope re-establish

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Pope Francis ask further study of female deacons
Promoted by some Amazon synod members
2020-04-08T18:20:44-07:00

Pope blesses the world during pandemic
"By His cross we have been saved"

On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, praying for the world during the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than

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Pope blesses the world during pandemic
"By His cross we have been saved"
2020-03-27T14:26:08-07:00

Pope Francis didn’t go far enough
Querida Amazonia seen from the left

The highly anticipated and now much discussed post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia struck me as mostly workmanlike. That’s not to dismiss the importance of the text, or to overlook significant passages. Nor is to suggest that I disagree

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Pope Francis didn’t go far enough
Querida Amazonia seen from the left
2020-02-27T09:52:04-08:00

Father Ramon Bejarano of Stockton diocese named auxiliary bishop of San Diego
Got master's from Tijuana seminary

Pope Francis has appointed four new bishops to serve in American dioceses. The appointments, announced Thursday, include three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, and one new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese

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Father Ramon Bejarano of Stockton diocese named auxiliary bishop of San Diego
Got master's from Tijuana seminary
2020-02-27T14:41:08-08:00

Archbishop Gomez acclaims pope’s letter on Amazon
"Promote prayer for priestly vocations"

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles commented Wednesday on Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation following the Amazon synod, emphasizing its reminder that that Church proclaims Christ. “Today our Holy Father Pope Francis

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Archbishop Gomez acclaims pope’s letter on Amazon
"Promote prayer for priestly vocations"
2020-02-13T07:33:14-08:00

Archbishop Cordileone: Pope open to gay civil unions
Reverses statements of JPII and Benedict XVI

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco told LifeSiteNews that during their January 27 ad limina visit, the pope said, in the words of the archbishop, that “civil unions between two people of the same sex can

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Archbishop Cordileone: Pope open to gay civil unions
Reverses statements of JPII and Benedict XVI
2020-02-04T16:27:19-08:00

California bishops talk to Francis about divisions in U.S., LGBT, evangelization
They have a two-party system in Argentina, too

Catholics need to be on guard against allowing the angry rhetoric that comes from a polarized society, especially in an election year, to seep into discussions about the life of the church, Pope Francis told a group of

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California bishops talk to Francis about divisions in U.S., LGBT, evangelization
They have a two-party system in Argentina, too
2020-01-31T11:34:00-08:00

New York Times sees significance in quick move of Chaput
But Chaput calls it "moment of great joy"

Pope Francis, facing growing conservative opposition to his papacy from Catholics in the United States, on Thursday replaced the popular archbishop of Philadelphia, one of his most prominent critics and a prelate admired by church traditionalists.

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New York Times sees significance in quick move of Chaput
But Chaput calls it "moment of great joy"
2020-01-31T12:55:29-08:00