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Eastern Orthodox Breach: Russian Orthodox Church Splits From Constantinople

By CNA/EWTN News | KIEV, Ukraine — The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow has cut ties with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, claiming his recognition of an independent...

Pope John Paul II and the Call of Peter

By Father Raymond J. de Souza | The 40th anniversary of the election of St. John Paul II as pope brings to mind his two rhetorical introductions, the power of which instantly characterized his...

Tithing Goes Digital: Parishes Adapt to Cashless Society

By Peter Jesserer Smith | OMAHA, Neb. — At St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Omaha, the widow’s mite is finally going digital. After research and planning, the parish is rolling out brochures and...

Stigmatic, Healer and Visionary from Michigan

By Joseph Pronechen | Twenty-five years ago, on Good Friday 1993, Irving C. “Francis” Houle received the wounds of Christ in his hands. He was 67 years old when he received the stigmata on Good Friday, April 8, 1993. With it he...

Fr. James Martin’s Bridge to Nowhere, Living Eucharistically in Everyday Life, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Fr. Martin’s Bridge to Nowhere - Adrian J. Reimers D.Phil., Crisis Magazine+++ Demonic Activity Online – Jay Toups, Hope in the Storm++ 5 Saints Who Lived a “Luminous Life” Despite...

Fr. John Barth, Maryknoller Missionary in Africa

By Jim Graves | Fr. John Barth is a Maryknoll missioner who serves at St. Mary’s Mission Parish in Kitgum, Uganda. The parish is located near the border with South Sudan, where he frequently travels to minister. He recently...

On Meeting Pro-Life Pioneer and Catholic Historian Jack Scarisbrick

By K.V. Turley | There is never an easy time to start a pro-life charity. For Dr. Jack Scarisbrick and his wife, Nuala, however, the passing of the British 1967 Abortion Act was the moment when they knew they had to do...

A Saint in the Family: Relatives of Katharina Kasper Were in Rome for Canonization

By Rachel Lanz |   VATICAN CITY — In St. Peter’s Square Oct. 14, 70,000 people celebrated the seven new key holders to the kingdom of heaven. Many devotees came to honor Pope St. Paul VI, but for the...

Pope Laicizes Two Chilean Bishops for Sexual Abuse of Minors

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has officially expelled two Chilean bishops from the clerical state. Both men were accused of sexual abuse of minors. The decision was issued...

Vatican Confirms Synod’s Final Report to Be Voted on ‘Part by Part’

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — The head of Vatican communications said Monday that the youth synod’s final document will be voted on “part by part,” requiring a 2/3 majority to pass each...