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Lord Patten outlines reform of Vatican communications

Christopher Lord Patten, head of the review group appointed to reform Vatican communications, summarized its recommendations — which have been accepted by the Council of nine cardinals (C9) — in a lecture last night in London. News summaries here and here and … Continue reading

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How the local and universal Churches are coming closer

The Catholic Church’s understanding of itself is as a body at once local and universal, and balancing the two is an exercise as old as the Church itself. What is properly the sphere of to the “particular Churches” — the local … Continue reading

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Vatican braced for UN repeat attack on abuse (but this time sees it coming)

The Vatican is readying itself for another battering over abuse from the United Nations — this time from its committee against torture. But the difference is that, when the Holy See goes to Geneva on Monday and Tuesday to present its … Continue reading

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Communion for the remarried: Vatican opens door to reform via annulments

An important statement by the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, the CDF, has reaffirmed existing church teaching on not admitting to the Eucharist Catholics who have remarried without first annulling their marriage. But in the article in the Vatican’s … Continue reading

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