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Asking forgiveness for their “weaknesses and limitations,” especially for their difficulty accepting his decision to resign, a group of Chinese Catholics thanked Pope Benedict XVI for eight years of loving attention.
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The Chicago Archdiocese has laid off 60 pastoral centre employees and must consolidate some of its agencies because of a deficit in the budget of its administrative operations, according to Cardinal Francis George.
Like the first disciples who walked with Jesus as his friends, today’s Catholics are called to proclaim his good news to an indifferent and sometimes even hostile world that now more than ever needs that message of Christ’s truth and love, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington writes in a new book.
Cardinal Roger Mahony expressed “amazement” at calls that he withdraw from the upcoming papal conclave because of his record on clergy sex abuse.
Less than a week after his retirement was announced, a Scottish cardinal has admitted to past acts of sexual misconduct.
The Vatican announced it was establishing diplomatic relations with South Sudan, but a Church official in Juba said the move was unlikely to happen soon.
If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America.
The de Young Museum in San Francisco is hosting the first exhibit outside the Vatican dedicated solely to the Catholic Church’s collection of indigenous art and artifacts.
Asinati Andrew venerates the relic of St. Mary Magdalene Feb. 20 at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in River Forest, Ill., the first stop on a one-month tour in Illinois.
The first session of the Second Vatican Council in the fall of 1962 had opened a deep fissure between the Vatican's Italian-dominated Curia and the bishops and council fathers who had come from around the world.