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'Tomorrow is today': Vatican COP24 delegation urges climate solidarity

KATOWICE, POLAND - Msgr. Bruno-Marie Duffé, head of the Holy See delegation at COP24, sees "a gap between the urgency" of needed decisions and the commitment of some delegates.

English cardinal shocked to learn vicar sent two pedophiles to U.S.

An English cardinal has told an inquiry into child abuse of his shock at learning that a vicar general of his former archdiocese tried to help two pedophile priests escape to the United States.

Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops' retreat

For more than 38 years, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong retreat of the U.S. bishops.

COP24: It's not about resources anymore; it's about moral maturity

From Where I Stand: To address climate change, nothing much can happen to the world around us until something happens within us that is beyond money and power, that seeks global harmony.

At Trump's hotel, spiritual warriors pray for the president in his 'darkest hour'

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. is best known for hosting global diplomats and prominent dignitaries in its lavish facilities. But on Dec. 7, one of the hotel's many glimmering ballrooms was transformed into a sanctuary.

Pope heads to Balkans in May to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia

Pope Francis will make a three-day visit to Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in May, the Vatican announced.

Panel: Aim of 'seamless garment' to unite Catholics on all life issues

Since Cardinal Joseph Bernardin introduced the "seamless garment" approach to life issues 35 years ago, the notion has been both divisive and formative for the church, according to speakers at a Dec. 11 panel in New York.

A serious call to be witnesses

The Peace Pulpit: When we are confirmed, we declare we're ready to be witnesses to the good news of Jesus, which is what? To proclaim the reign of God. The first thing he did when he started his public life, he announced, "The reign of God is at hand. Change your lives."

Memo to Henneberger: The logical thing is to 'hang in there'

Perspective: You are obviously intellectual, too, but in your article I found no one telling you that you are illogical. So I want to ask how in the world a person with your education could possibly leave the church for such an unreasonable reason.

Links for 12/13/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: More and more Pinocchios; investigating the Puerto Rico oversight board; Christmas memes; the cost of climate change.