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Apr 18, 2017 - 07:58 am .- Just two months after Pope Francis faced intense backlash for his reforms when critical posters were plastered around Rome, a new set went up around the city over Easter, this time praising the Pope for his commitment to mercy and inclusion.
Feb 16, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was removed from office in June 2016 following allegations of child sex abuse.
Feb 4, 2017 - 04:38 am .- Pope Francis has named Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, as his personal delegate to oversee the “spiritual and moral” reform of the Order of Malta, with particular attention to the professed members.
Oct 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm .- For decades, there's been concern in many corners of the Church that Catholic music is in crisis.
Nov 12, 2015 - 03:31 am .- The two Italian journalists who made headlines last week for authoring books on confidential Vatican financial documents are under investigation, and could face criminal charges.
Apr 16, 2015 - 04:15 am .- In a joint report marking the conclusion of a multi-year mandate for reform, members of the LCWR have agreed to  corrections called for by the Vatican, and said they will continue on the path of dialogue.
Nov 1, 2014 - 05:21 am .- After four years of drafts and adjustments, the troubled Legion of Christ has announced that its new constitutions have been approved by Pope Francis.
Jun 26, 2014 - 03:01 am .- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions.
Jan 3, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has explained his decision to provide ten percent of the bail of Msgr. William Lynn, whose conviction for child endangerment was overturned last week.
Dec 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Cardinal Velasio de Paolis told 31 new priests of Legionaries of Christ that their perseverance shows “the love of Christ” that can overcome the past scandals of their congregation and purify and renew it.
Dec 7, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis’ style and ongoing reforms are intended to encourage Catholics to be more missionary, in order to bring the Gospel to all people, said Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
Sep 27, 2013 - 10:26 am .- The Philadelphia archdiocese drew praise for its swift reporting of an inactive priest to authorities after a young man said that he had been abused during his time as an altar boy between 1998 and 2001.
Aug 24, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Despite rumors about the supposedly imminent appointment of a new Secretary of State, Pope Francis will not be making any major appointments before October, Vatican insiders maintain.
Aug 24, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, says an author who has closely followed the group.
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the “culture of encounter” that must characterize the Church.  
May 9, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama.
May 7, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A Connecticut priest says a new confessional recently installed at his parish stands as a visible sign of God's grace, and has increased churchgoers' participation in the sacrament.
Jul 13, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's representative has asked the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi to consider their needs and realities jointly, to prepare for the drafting of new constitutions.
May 20, 2012 - 06:05 am .- On May 25 the Catholic Church celebrates Pope St. Gregory VII, who sought to reform the Church and secure its freedom against the intrusion of civil rulers during his 11th century pontificate.
May 17, 2012 - 04:15 pm .- Leaders of the Legionaries of Christ have apologized for not acting more quickly in the case of Father Thomas Williams, who acknowledged on May 15 that he fathered a child several years ago.

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