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  • By listening to poor, mission of ‘Gaudium et Spes’ lives, cardinal says

    Mar 4, 2015 4:41

    By listening to poor, mission of ‘Gaudium et Spes’ lives, cardinal says

    (CNS) By listening to people’s suffering, joys and daily endeavors, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America. Such action […]

     
  • Vatican names new bishop for San Diego diocese

    Mar 4, 2015 3:19

    Vatican names new bishop for San Diego diocese

    (LA Times) An auxiliary bishop in the Roman Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco will become the bishop of the San Diego diocese, the Vatican announced Tuesday. Robert McElroy, 61, a native Northern Californian with a doctorate in political science from […]

     
  • Cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to reform Vatican budget accused of massive overspending

    Mar 2, 2015 5:57

    Cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to reform Vatican budget accused of massive overspending

    (Telegraph) A cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to introduce budgetary rigour and transparency to the Vatican’s murky finances spent half a million euros (£360,000) on business-class flights, furniture and other expenses, it emerged on Friday. Cardinal George Pell, a former […]

     
  • Is a married clergy on Pope Francis’ agenda? I hope not

    Mar 2, 2015 5:27

    Is a married clergy on Pope Francis’ agenda? I hope not

    (Spectator) Pope Francis, is, according to Cardinal Walter Kasper – a Swabian formerly responsible for ecumenism – neither a traditionalist nor a liberal – “both of which categories have become rather timeworn and hackneyed” – but rather a radical who […]

     
  • The religious states of America, in 22 maps

    Feb 27, 2015 9:07

    The religious states of America, in 22 maps

    (Washington Post) America’s religious landscape is changing. Last year, for the first time ever, Protestants lost their majority status in an annual survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. Only 47 percent of America identifies as Protestant, with rates […]

     
  • Morals clause in Catholic schools roils Bay Area

    Feb 27, 2015 8:24

    Morals clause in Catholic schools roils Bay Area

    (NYT) It is the issue that is stirring San Francisco: The archbishop has specified that teachers at four Bay Area Catholic high schools cannot publicly challenge the church’s teachings that homosexual acts are “contrary to natural law,” that contraception is […]