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Catholic Lawyers Join Global Prayer For China Campaign China's government continues to ramp up oppression By Jane F. Adolphe and Marcela Szymanski Even during the pandemic, there has not been a halt to the removal of Christian symbols in China. Catholic lawyers as well as parliamentarians and experts are responding to the “Call for Prayer for the Church and Peoples of [...]

“Reform” of Benedict’s Latin-Rite Directives Coming

Francis reportedly has set his sights on Summorum Pontificum, which liberalized use of the extraordinary rite of the Mass By CNA/ITV staff Pope Francis, in an address to the Italian Bishops upon the opening of their national assembly on May 24, told them that a “reform” of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which under Pope Benedict [...]

Laura Bosetti-Tonatto: Italy’s World-Famous “Nose”

By Lucy Gordan Laura Bosetti-Tonatto in her perfume laboratory Via dei Coronari is directly across the Tiber from the Vatican, running parallel to the river from Piazza Navona to Castel Sant’ Angelo’s footbridge. On the pilgrims’ itinerary to St. Peter’s Basilica since the Middle Ages it’s always had a Vatican connection. Its name derives [...]

Reactions follow German Churchmen’s Defiance of Holy See

Is blessing homosexual unions another step toward schism? By CNA/ITV staff More than 100 Catholic congregations in Germany have been offering blessings to same-sex couples in recent days. The Vatican forbids it, but priests have been offering the blessings anyway Priests and Church officials in Germany thumbed their noses at the Vatican May 10 [...]

Papal advisor Cardinal Marx asks to resign

...and Pope Francis refuses his request. What does it all mean? Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, Archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany, sent shockwaves through the Catholic world when his letter to Pope Francis, dated May 21, asking the Pope to accept his resignation as Archbishop, was made public June 4. Pope Francis replied with his [...]

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