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Senior US bishops thanked the Pope for meeting them, but declined to go into details on what was discussed
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Proportion of US Catholics with a favourable view of the Pope has dropped from 83 per cent to 63 per cent
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The choir's manager and director are accused of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement
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High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point
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A man who rose quietly through the Curia has become the most incendiary figure in the Church
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Dante thought politicians had ruined Italy. His poem takes revenge
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The Pope has appointed the Archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations against Bishop Michael Bransfield
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September 13, 2018
We are facing the biggest split in Christendom for 1,000 years – and Western Christians have barely noticed it. That, at least, is the view of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is currently engaged in a dispute that could tear apart the Orthodox world. The Russians are outraged because the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew
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✣ Orthodox world faces split What happened? Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople sent two envoys to Ukraine to prepare for the granting of “autocephaly” to the country’s Orthodox Christians. This would make them independent from Moscow. Russia’s Metropolitan Hilarion said Constantinople was waging “war” against the unity of the Orthodox Church. If autocephaly went ahead, he
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✣ Highlights from the week online When religion haunts a news story At Get Religion, a blog on religion and the news, Terry Mattingly explained his idea of “religion ghosts”. A “ghost” is a story that’s “haunted” – that is, “there is a religious fact or subject missing, creating a religion-shaped hole that makes it
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Washington, DC Cardinal urged to resign by deacon who assists him at Mass Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been publicly rebuked by one of his associates. Deacon James Garcia, a deacon who frequently assists Cardinal Wuerl at Mass, has told him that he “cannot, in good conscience, continue to attend to you personally, whether as an