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Sep 13, 2018 - 10:10 am .- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has called a Sept. 13 meeting between Pope Francis and leaders from the Church in United States “lengthy and fruitful.”
Sep 13, 2018 - 10:00 am .- A referendum on the definition of marriage appears headed for a national vote in Romania. The ballot measure, strongly support by the Romanian parliament, would clarify that the country’s constitution recognizes marriage as a union of one man and one woman  
Sep 13, 2018 - 04:52 am .- Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, and asked the Archbishop of Baltimore to launch an investigation into allegations of misconduct.
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- A New Mexico bishop has given an update an apparently weeping statue of the Blessed Mother, saying a diocesan investigation will begin to analyze the apparent miracle’s spiritual fruits.
Sep 12, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican summit this February will gather the presidents of bishops’ conferences from around the world. While a Sept. 12 statement from the Vatican said the gathering’s theme would be the “protection of minors,” a Vatican spokesperson clarified that the meeting would discuss “prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.”
Sep 12, 2018 - 08:55 am .- A study commissioned by the German bishops’ conference reports the sexual abuse of thousands of children in that country over a period of 70 years. The report was scheduled to be released later this month, but was leaked Wednesday to German media.
Sep 12, 2018 - 06:03 am .- Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue of sexual abuse of minors.
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:12 am .- Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibit the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Sep 12, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Federal research agencies’ purchase of fetal tissue and body parts from a company under investigation for illegally selling them has drawn criticism from the investigative journalism group that filmed undercover videos exposing the practice.
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- At a panel discussion in Italy for the presentation of the Italian translation of his book “The Benedict Option,” author Rod Dreher stressed that the “Benedict Option” does not mean living secluded from the world, but rather living in the world while taking seriously Christian formation.
Sep 11, 2018 - 05:19 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington told priests Tuesday that he intends to meet with Pope Francis soon to discuss his resignation from office.
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:58 pm .- While the current sex abuse crisis is tantamount to the Church’s own ‘9/11,’ Catholics can maintain hope if they remain focused on seeking God above all else, said Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Sep 11, 2018 - 01:35 pm .- An estimated 10,000 Catholics processed through the streets of Liverpool in a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, in a spirit of prayer and penance for the clerical abuse scandals.
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:33 pm .- The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Thursday, along with the conference’s vice-president, general secretary, and the president of the pope’s commission on child protection. The meeting is expected to address the clerical sexual abuse crisis that has roiled the Church in the U.S. for several months.
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:15 pm .- It has been more than two weeks since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released his 11-page testimony about the McCarrick scandal. Rome is expected to make "necessary clarifications” in the coming days, but ahead of those clarifications, efforts have been made to substantiate some of  claims made by Viganò about how McCarrick’s case developed and what was done, or not done, to address allegations made against him.
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:20 am .- On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:28 am .- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II.
Sep 10, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- A religious vocation to serve in the Holy Land is demanding, but there is nothing like walking where Christ walked to strengthen the life of a Christian, the Franciscans of the Holy Land maintain.
Sep 10, 2018 - 04:51 pm .- A pro-life demonstration in the Dominican Republic on Sunday voiced opposition to a bill to reform the Criminal Code that would open the door to abortion in the country.
Sep 10, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- The U.S. State Department announced today Monday it will close the Palestinian Liberation Organization office in Washington because it says Palestine has failed to take “steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”