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Sacraments are not for sale, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The sacraments are gifts from God that are given freely and are not a way for the church to fill...

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate...

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea. North Korean leader...

Women’s voice needed to fight clericalism, ‘macho’ culture, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY — The church needs to further integrate women into ecclesial life to confront the problems of clericalism and an exaggerated sense of...

Latin American bishops say young want a sincere, welcoming church

VATICAN CITY — Bishops from Chile and Puerto Rico told the Synod of Bishops that the church must do more to help young people...

Pope expels two Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse from priesthood

VATICAN CITY -- In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis removed from the priesthood two Chilean bishops accused of sexual abuse. In a statement released Oct....

Blessed Oscar Romero stood up for his beliefs and it led...

VATICAN CITY -- A new documentary about Blessed Oscar Romero, featuring a rare interview with him, revealed the martyred archbishop's thoughts regarding accusations that...

Mercy, love can heal wounded marriages, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said. “A love...

Guardian angels are life’s traveling companions, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christians have guardian angels to encourage and guide them so they won’t become sluggish on their journey in life, Pope Francis...

Archbishop Vigano makes new claims of suppressed documents in McCarrick case

VATICAN CITY -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who accused Pope Francis and church officials of failing to...

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