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Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful from the balcony of his summer residence on the day of his resignation in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, on Feb. 28, 2013.
A broad debate has erupted in Germany after former Pope Benedict XVI corrected a central statement he made on the Munich abuse report presented last week.
In this Jan. 18, 2022, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Vladimir Putin‘s aggression against Ukraine fails just war theory, but the ethicist John Davenport writes that NATO forces are morally justified in responding with proportionate military action.
Father Henri Nouwen is seen during a 1996 visit to Guerneville, Calif. (CNS photo/Kevin F. Dwyer, courtesy John M. Kelly Library)
St. Paul does not ask us to spend some of every day in prayer. No, he asks us to pray day and night, in joy and in sorrow, at work and at play, without intermission or breaks.
Thich Nhat Hanh, who died on Jan. 21, had a profound influence on Thomas Merton, who said, “I have far more in common with Nhat Hanh than I have with many Americans, and I do not hesitate to say it.”
A prelate wearing a protective mask looks on as Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele takes part in a meeting at the Presidential House in San Salvador May 3, 2021. (CNS photo/Secretaria de Prensa de La Presidencia handout via Reuters)
President Bukele enjoys strong popularity at home and in neighboring Central American countries, but his government faces accusations of authoritarianism and corruption.
More than 120 employees of the Catholic Church in Germany publicly outed themselves as queer on Monday, saying they want to “live openly without fear” in the church and pushing for it to allow the blessing of same-sex couples.
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In this new short documentary from America Media, we hear the story of the parishioners' struggle to save their parish.
Then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger celebrates a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican during the interregnum after the death of Pope John Paul II, April 18, 2005.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI said he was present at a 1980 meeting to discuss the transfer of a priest accused of misconduct, amending an earlier statement in which he said that he was not in attendance.
Amid a tense and volatile situation in Eastern Europe, Pope Francis today called for prayers worldwide.
For the first time in modern church history, women have been formally installed as lectors and catechists, by a decree of Pope Francis.