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U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed by ... continue reading


French bishops approve removing parents' gender from baptismal forms Watch

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The French Catholic bishops' conference permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove references to the sex of parents on ... continue reading


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Ignatius Press to keep Benedict XVI listed as coauthor of new celibacy book Watch

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Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the book's US publisher says it plans to continue identifying ... continue reading


German bishops' news agency launches English edition Watch

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A news agency owned by the Catholic Church in Germany has launched an English language service, which it says will provide objective news ... continue reading


Architect calls for Notre-Dame's roof to be rebuilt of wood Watch

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A leading architect in France has urged that the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris be reconstructed out of wood, for the sake of the building's ... continue reading


Pope Francis: It is beautiful when babies cry at Mass Watch

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Pope Francis baptized 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, telling parents not to worry if their children cry at Mass. Vatican City, ... continue reading


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Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sarah pen book on priesthood, celibacy, crisis Watch

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on the crisis ... continue reading


Vatican: Pope Francis not in favor of optional priestly celibacy Watch

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A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Francis' position on priestly celibacy is "known," quoting the pontiff's remarks in a January ... continue reading


Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures Watch

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 Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance -- even an ... continue reading


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The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing poverty, has ... continue reading


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