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Father Andrew Apostoli Remembered as a ‘Bright Beacon of Light’

NEW YORK — Franciscan Father Andrew Apostoli, EWTN host of Sunday Night Prime and a founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Wednesday at age 75, after a battle with cancer during the last several months. His death...

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The Pope’s Endorsement of Argentina’s Amoris Guidelines: What It Means

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ recent decision to formally declare the Buenos Aires bishops’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia “authentic magisterium” is the “correct” and “balanced” way to deal with the issue, a senior Vatican canonist has said,...

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What Is the Context of Pope Francis’ Words on the Lord’s Prayer?

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ remarks on the “wrong” translation of the Lord’s Prayer in a TV show hosted by the Italian bishops’ conference’s TV2000 network are part of a wider debate that has taken place in Italy for more than two decades. The...

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Faith Amid the Flames: Ventura County Catholics Recount Stories of Survival

VENTURA, Calif. — When Jenny Lee heard about the “Thomas Fire” that broke out in the foothills around Thomas Aquinas College last Monday night, she was not too worried. The college — her alma mater — is a 25-minute drive east from her house in...

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Trump Wades Into Jerusalem Hornet’s Nest

JERUSALEM — Christian leaders both within and outside the Holy Land fear that President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his vow to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city could destabilize the...

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Pope’s Amoris Laetitia Guidelines Get an Upgrade

The latest clarification of the proper interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) raises new questions, with perhaps unexpected answers. In September 2016, the bishops of the Buenos Aires pastoral region released guidelines for the...

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How Does the Vatican Stop Money Laundering?

VATICAN CITY — The Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See’s financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in a report published last week. The report noted the progress the Holy See has made in...

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John’s ‘Tough Joy’

Sunday, Dec. 17, is the Third Sunday of Advent (Year B). Mass Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28. We have all heard of “tough love.” This Sunday, the Church — and John...

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Vatican Voices Concern Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

VATICAN CITY — Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 notice that he will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Holy See has expressed its concern for recent violent outbreaks and urged leaders to promote peace and...

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US Leaves UN Global Migration Discussions, to Church’s Dismay

WASHINGTON — Global migration has reached historic levels, as an estimated 244 million people — 3% of the global population — are living outside their home countries. Approximately, 60 million migrants include those displaced by wars across the...