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Changing canon law, pope brings Latin-rite and Eastern Catholic practices closer

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a change to church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both...

Administering mercy: Facilitating forgiveness does not downplay sin

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Always, but especially during a Holy Year, the Catholic Church does everything possible to help Catholics repent of their...

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is...

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