Simply Spirit: The new bishop of Rochester, N.Y., is ending a 40-year custom of lay ministers preaching at Mass. But what does canon law actually say?
Decades after the Catholic church moved away from celebrating Mass in Latin, a throwback movement is growing, in many cases with young people leading the charge.
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Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican's highest court, warned against a simplification of the process for seeking annulments in the church.
At the one-year mark of Pope Francis' election, the answer depends on whether you are an old-timer or a relative newcomer.
Cardinal Raymond Burke took to the pages of L'Osservatore Romano on Friday to reassure conservatives that Francis strongly backs church teachings on controversial topics.
Grace on the Margins: Members of the New York Metro chapter of Call to Action learned about their rights and responsibilities when facing a parish merger or closure.
Analysis: Pope Francis has made progress in reforming the Vatican, but many challenges still remain. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a case in point.
John Allen in Rome: Pope Francis on Monday named new members of the Congregation for Bishops, and one American name was notably absent.