The rise of fundamentalist Catholicism

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Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018, on the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (RNS) — It is normal and customary to identify Pope … Read More

Pope Francis celebrates mass on his own amid concerns over coronavirus outbreak

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The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass amid coronavirus concerns ( Vatican ) Pope Francis has celebrated morning mass by himself in the chapel of the Vatican hotel where he lives amid concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. The Holy See live-streamed Francis’ Mass … Read More

Vatican Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

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Outpatient services at Vatican’s health clinic suspended The Vatican has reported its first coronavirus case, saying it had suspended outpatient services at its health clinic after a patient tested positive for Covid-19. The clinic inside the city-state – which has around … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 21 February 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, It took a couple weeks, but we’ve got a BRAND NEW scandal! How did they ever come up with this one?  The creativity is just astounding.  Are you ready?  RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!  You’ll never believe it, but … Read More

Australians on southeast coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

A firefighter tackles a wildfire south of Nowra, Australia, earlier this week. Residents of Nowra, Narooma and Batemans Bay were told that winds were likely to once again drive blazes toward the coast. –(AFP/Getty Images) TOMERONG, Australia —  Residents in the … Read More

Pope quotes late cardinal to say church is ‘200 years out of date’

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Vatican City (dpa) – Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Vatican hierarchy to embrace change as he quoted a late progressive cardinal who warned that the Catholic Church was seriously behind the times. “Cardinal Martini, in his last interview a few days … Read More

Pope calls for refugee camps of ‘slavery and torture’ to close

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for the closing of migrant detention camps in Libya on Thursday, saying they were rife with torture and slavery. Francis, who has made a defense of migrants and refugees a key part of … Read More

Pope Francis: Catechism will be updated to define ecological sins

In this 2017 file photo, Pope Francis addresses participants at an encounter marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican. VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of … Read More

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