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Conference on priesthood: As with Jesus, celibacy of priests is not...

VATICAN CITY -- The requirement that most priests in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church be celibate has theological and spiritual foundations and...

Statistics from Vatican show global imbalance of Catholics per priest

VATICAN CITY — The number of Catholics and of Catholic men and women who devote their lives to serving them continues to grow in...

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet offer antidotes as they identify what...

VATICAN CITY — Opening an international conference on priesthood, Pope Francis insisted that those who are not close to God in prayer, close to...

Liturgical identity is subject of meeting among Eastern Catholic leaders

VATICAN CITY — Eastern Catholic churches must strengthen their liturgical identity, especially given ongoing conflicts in many of the homelands of those churches and...

Pontifical Academy of Life explores benefits of palliative care

VATICAN CITY — When euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is legalized, “it starts to be regarded as a ‘normal death,’“ and even as the most...

Vatican Secretariat for the Economy releases the Vatican’s 2022 ‘Mission Budget’

VATICAN CITY -- Presenting a budget projection that foresees a deficit of $37.1 million in 2022, the prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the...

As tensions in Ukraine rise, Pope Francis declares Jan. 26 as...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying he was worried about Ukraine and how a possible Russian-Ukrainian conflict could spread, Pope Francis proclaimed Jan. 26 as a...

Pope Francis installs eight new men and women to serve in...

VATICAN CITY -- Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing...

Wearing a protective mask at church is ‘a sign of pastoral...

ROME -- Wearing a high-filtering mask over one's nose and mouth at Mass "is a small sacrifice we can bring to the altar as...

Pope Francis on New Year’s Day: Peace is a gift from...

VATICAN CITY -- As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their...

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