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Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

Pope Francis encourages ecumenical meeting in brotherly love

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Practicing love toward one another is essential, Pope Francis said in a video message to a gathering of the John... Read more

'All are Welcome' not a welcome hymn at Mass, USCCB committee says

Dec 10, 2020

The doctrine committee of the US bishops’ conference (USCCB) earlier this year produced a guide to evaluating the lyrics of... Read more

Archbishop Luis Ladaria, now the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a Vatican press conference, Sept. 8, 2015.

Defending the faith is pastoral, CDF prefect says

Mar 13, 2018

Promoting and defending Catholic teaching is itself a pastoral practice, said Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., the Prefect of the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis meets with SSPX superior general

Apr 4, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Both the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X have confirmed that this weekend Pope Francis met with the... Read more

Scales of Justice.

Doctrine divides while justice unites? One author's new take on an old claim

Apr 9, 2015

By Ann Schneible

As the Church prepares to conclude its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II later this year, one book... Read more

Cardinal Walter Brandmuller speaking on the upcoming Synod on the Family in his apartment in Rome, Oct. 1, 2014.

True pastoral work never contradicts doctrine, cardinal stresses

Oct 5, 2014

By Jan Bentz

As bishops from around the world prepare to discuss pastoral solutions to various challenges surrounding the family, German Cardinal Walter... Read more