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A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Mission, synodality key themes in latest round of cardinal meetings

Dec 14, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met for the 17th time this week, with synodality and the Church’s “missionary drive” forming... Read more


Why one bishop is putting tabernacles back in the center of churches

Jan 8, 2016

By Mary Farrow

When Bishop Robert Morlino arrived as the new bishop for the Diocese of Madison, Wis. in 2003, he began quietly... Read more

Priests during a May 7, 2013 Mass at the Vatican.

Reported limit on 'monsignor' may be return to older practice

Jan 6, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Commenting on Pope Francis allegedly restricting the honorary title of “monsignor” to priests over the age of 65, one historian... Read more

Minn. archbishop grieves, issues apology over clergy sex abuse

Dec 17, 2013

Archbishop John Nienstedt has apologized for sex abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis, urging Catholics to be hopeful... Read more