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CDF official: Anthropology and Scripture document is not 'open' to same-sex unions

Dec 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, said Friday that a new document... Read more

St Peter's Square, Vatican City.

‘No logical connection’ between celibacy and abuse, CDF official says

Dec 13, 2019

A senior official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has defended clerical celibacy in the wake of... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP.

'The key is not to fight, but just to bear witness': How to preach Advent

Dec 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The season of Advent roots us in the true mission of the Church, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary... Read more

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Vatican’s doctrinal office expected to release document on gender theory

Jun 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing a document which will address Church teaching and the anthropology of the human person... Read more

Pope Francis greets the then-Archbishop of Agana, Anthony Apuron, at the Vatican Feb. 7, 2018.

Former Guam archbishop 'deeply saddened' by conviction, maintains innocence

Apr 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Emeritus Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agaña said Thursday that despite the failure of his appeal and the confirmation of a... Read more

Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer.

Analysis: What to make of the CDF's hysterectomy 'responsum?'

Feb 26, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

The National Catholic Bioethics Center issued a commentary this month in response to a December Vatican document on the moral... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Priest steps down from CDF following accusations of sexual harassment in confession

Jan 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Austrian priest and theologian has resigned from his position at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, amid... Read more

Then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Jan 7, 2019

By Ed Condon

Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through... Read more

Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, then-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the Holy See press office, Sept. 8, 2015.

CDF affirms liceity of removal of wombs it says can no longer procreate

Jan 3, 2019

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published Thursday a response clarifying that a hysterectomy is a licit act... Read more

The flag of Chile.

Santiago archdiocese sends investigation of priest to CDF

Dec 6, 2018

The Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile reported Tuesday it has sent to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... Read more

Dublin, Ireland - August, 2018: Vatican and Irish flags displayed in Dublin ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Irish priests’ group calls for ‘synodal’ assembly on Church reform

Dec 3, 2018

The Irish organization Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has written an open letter to the country’s bishops, requesting a national... Read more

Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, then-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the Holy See press office, Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican cites immunity in refusal to send French court summons to CDF prefect

Oct 30, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has invoked diplomatic immunity in refusing to deliver a French court summons to the prefect of the Congregation... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

CDF laicizes Ecuadorian priest for abuse of minors

Jul 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Ecuadorian priest accused of the sexual abuse and possible torture of minors was dismissed from the clerical state by... Read more

The presentation of Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones at the Vatican, May 17, 2018.

Vatican offices urge re-calibration of financial markets

May 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

Two Vatican offices called Thursday for the development of new forms of economy and finance with  regulations directed to the... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

German bishops to meet with Vatican officials on intercommunion topic

Apr 30, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Monday that a delegation of six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials, including... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Apr 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, including three female... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

Apr 18, 2018

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver Jan. 17, 2015.

Pope appoints new under-secretaries to CDF and Congregation for Clergy

Sep 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Matteo Visioli as the new under-secretary of the Congregation for... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Father Giacomo Morandi promoted to CDF secretary

Jul 18, 2017

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller.

Pope names Archbishop Luis Ladaria as Müller's successor to head CDF

Jul 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Saturday that as Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s term as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the... Read more