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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“It seems necessary to make it clear that the ‘Synodal Path’ in Germany does not have the power to compel bishops and the faithful to assume new modes of governance and new approaches to doctrine and morals,” the Vatican said.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said he plans to name two women to the committee that helps him choose bishops for the world’s Latin-rite dioceses.
Pope Francis looks on during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican July 2, 2022. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a wide-ranging interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis condemned abortion, dismissed the idea that he’s preparing to resign and said he still hopes to be able to visit Russia and Ukraine in the fall.
Pope Francis, flanked by three priests, somberly elevates the Eucharist
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The “sense of mystery” Catholics should experience at Mass is not one prompted by Latin or by “creative” elements added to the celebration.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
A truly pro-life celebration of overturning Roe v. Wade would involve efforts to pass legislation protecting life, women’s rights and motherhood, said an editorial in the Vatican newspaper.
Pope Paul VI and the future Pope John Paul stand side-by-side before a crowd
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The future pope was hesitant about categorically banning contraception before the release of “Humanae Vitae,” documents and recordings show.
The pope in a wheelchair greets a crowd and a baby
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
At a recent event celebrating a seminary's theological journal, Pope Francis encouraged a "dynamic" theology, rooted in dialogue with other faiths and cultures.
Bishop Lucas Van Looy of Ghent, Belgium, was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on May 29, 2022. Bishop Van Looy is pictured in a Oct. 14, 2015 photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Retired Bishop Lucas Van Looy of Ghent, Belgium, asked Pope Francis to withdraw his nomination, and the pope agreed.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Donations from the United States led charitable giving to the annual Peter’s Pence collection, which supports the work of the Roman Curia and funds the charitable activity of the pope.
Christina MacDougall places a wedding band on Julio Prendergast's finger as Msgr. Francis J. Schneider officiates their wedding Mass Aug. 20, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Church in Wading River, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage.