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Pope Benedict’s trip to Mexico and Cuba to highlight regional issues

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict's trip to Mexico and Cuba March 23-28 will be a relatively brief one, consisting of a little...

Bishops have last word on faith, Vatican panel says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Theologians and bishops have complementary roles in furthering understanding of the Catholic faith, but the former must ultimately defer...

Obama’s compromise offers ‘next to nothing,’ bishops’ president says

Catholic News Service ROME —- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan of New York said Feb. 13 that President Barack Obama's proposed revision to the contraceptive mandate...

Sex abuse lawsuit against Vatican withdrawn

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A high-profile federal lawsuit accusing Pope Benedict XVI of covering up sexual abuse has been withdrawn. Lawyers for the plaintiff...

Vatican Letter: 50 years after Vatican II, a year of faith

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Fifty years ago this October, Blessed John XXIII and more than 2,500 bishops and heads of religious orders from...

Vatican official wants greater accountability of bishops who shield pedophiles

Catholic News Service ROME — The Vatican’s top sex abuse investigator called for greater accountability under church law of bishops who shield or fail to...

Vatican: Corruption charges by nuncio to U.S. are baseless

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an unusually public rebuke of a high-ranking colleague, Vatican officials dismissed as baseless the accusations of “corruption and...

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