European bishops have marked the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a pilgrimage to Verdun (photos).
Remarried Catholics cannot receive Communion unless they abstain “from the acts proper to married couples”, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said in a responsum.
Next year is “the ideal time” for Pope Francis to visit New York, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN, has said.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan suggests the Church is suffering a “decline not in believers, but in belongers“.
John Allen says we shouldn’t read too much into Archbishop Bruno Forte’s defeat in an Italian bishops’ election.
Benedict Kiely argues that demoting Cardinal Burke could prove to be Francis’s “greatest mistake“.
And Gregory DiPippo presents the new heraldic seal of the Franciscans in Assisi.
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