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The Holy Father’s brother: Msgr. Ratzinger discusses Pope Benedict

VATICAN CITY — Here is an exclusive excerpt from the English translation of “My Brother, the Pope” by Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, which will be...

Bishop accepts pastor’s resignation over Mass wording

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville said he did not “fire” a priest from his pastorate for using his own wording...

Arms trade threatens peace, harms poor, UN observer says

VATICAN CITY — The unregulated sale and transfer of weapons and weapons' technology harm the poor and threaten peace and security around the world,...

Massacres under way in Sudanese border region, says bishop

VATICAN CITY — A Sudanese bishop said the world has forgotten people in his diocese, where thousands of people have sought shelter from a...

Bishop: Church has long sought ‘decent health care for all’

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said that “long before the current battles” over health care reform and the federal contraception...

Biography depicts spiritual vibrancy of Maryknoll Sisters’ foundress

“On the Threshold of the Future: The Life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Founder of the Maryknoll Sisters” by Claudette LaVerdiere, MM....

Life revolves around water in Lima’s poor neighborhoods

LIMA, Peru — Of all the parts of her tiny, wooden house on a parched hillside at the city's edge, Emilia Lazo Campos is...

Hong Kong cardinal warns of schism in Chinese church

VATICAN CITY — Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun warned that the Chinese Catholic Church is "on the verge of a schism" between communities cooperating...

Illinois bishop accepts priest’s resignation over refusal to use new Mass...

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville has accepted the resignation of a longtime pastor with whom he has had discussions about...

Pope warns of indifference masked as ‘respect for privacy’

VATICAN CITY — In his Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful to be concerned for one another and “not to remain...

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