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Reformed canonization rite returns

NCR Today: The canonization rite reformed by Pope Paul VI but set aside by Pope Benedict XVI has been returned by Pope Francis for the canonization of six saints Sunday.


Finance report shows 'trouble' in Twin Cities

Financial records for the archdiocese show a $9 million deficit in operating activities for the 2014 fiscal year and uncertainty about the costs of its sexual abuse scandal.



What shepherding requires

Four neighbor women gather their teenage children as the smog-filtered sun begins to rise. The mothers check backpacks and bundles, all the while giving directions. Do this, don't do that. Go here, don't go...

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African tradition blends with religion to illuminate path to forgiveness

Global Sisters Report: Reconciliation is complex in northern Uganda, where children were both victims and perpetrators of a decadeslong civil war.

Francis appoints Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to lead Vatican liturgical congregation

The appointment fills what had been an unusually long vacancy among the Vatican's highest offices and elevates Sarah to the most senior African prelate in the church's governance.


True and false reform of the Roman Curia

The blueprint for a major reorganization of the Roman Curia is ready. And Pope Francis on Monday called together all the current heads of the...


Pope discusses reform with Vatican department heads

NCR Today: Pope Francis is moving ahead with plans to reform the Curia, meeting Monday with the heads of each of the Vatican's various departments to discuss pending changes.


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November 21-December 5, 2014


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