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Sweden’s First Cardinal Speaks With the Register

Newly minted Cardinal Anders Arborelius is not only the country’s first cardinal, but also the first ethnic Swede to be made bishop since the Reformation. In this June 28 interview with the Register’s Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, at the...

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Pope Francis to Five New Cardinals: Jesus ‘Calls You to Serve Like Him and With Him’

VATICAN CITY — On Wednesday, Pope Francis created five new cardinals, encouraging them to walk with Jesus, keeping their eyes fixed securely on the cross and on the realities of the world, not becoming distracted by prestige or honor. “I speak...

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Trump’s Cuba Policy Reboot: Less Than Advertised?

WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he is ending his predecessor’s “deal” with the Castro regime, Catholic leaders and observers say they do not expect much to actually change in the normalizing of relations...

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National Catholic Register Named ‘Newspaper of the Year’

​IRONDALE, Ala. — The National Catholic Register, which will mark its 90th anniversary in November, was named “Newspaper of the Year” at the Catholic Press Association’s annual Catholic Media Conference June 20-23 in Quebec City, Canada. In...

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Pope to Orthodox Delegation: Journey to Full Communion Should Respect Traditions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met with a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, saying their journey toward full communion is one that ought to respect their unique traditions, rather than a uniformity that would, in the...

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US Bishop: Senate Health Care Bill Still ‘Unacceptable’

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s health care bill remains “unacceptable,” one U.S. bishop insisted after a non-partisan government office estimated it would result in millions more uninsured. “This moment cannot pass without comment,” said Bishop Frank...

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Report: Captured Filipino Priest Sighted Alive

MARAWI, Philippines — Captured priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part of a Philippines city under Islamist militant control, Agence France Presse reports. “We don’t have details of his health. We were just told...

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The Pope’s Cardinals: A New Era for Red Hats

On June 28, Pope Francis will preside over his fourth consistory since his election in 2013 — the fourth time he has added new members to the College of Cardinals. So far, the Holy Father has named 61 new cardinals, 49 of them under the age of 80...

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Lutheran Preschool Wins in Landmark Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the government cannot bar churches and other faith-based organizations from a government program simply because of their religious status. “There is no question that Trinity Lutheran was denied...

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This Fall, Supreme Court Will Hear Colorado Cake Case and Consider Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term on Monday, it agreed to consider a major religious-freedom case and will consider President Donald Trump’s travel ban this fall. Both topics have drawn concern from the U.S. bishops,...