Vatican bans investments in porn, weapons, other products at odds with doctrine | Crux

ROME – Aiming both to streamline and to reform its investment practices, the Vatican announced Tuesday that it’s banning investing

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What the Jan. 6 hearings and the Vatican trial have in common | Crux

ROME – Some years ago, veteran Italian journalist Massimo Franco wrote a book about US/Vatican relations called Imperi Paralleli (“Parallel

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New cardinals make conclave handicapping easier … and much harder | Crux

ROME – Although cardinals of the Catholic Church have many responsibilities, nothing they’ll ever do is more important than electing

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With Sodano’s passing, the Vatican’s old guard is down but hardly out | Crux

ROME – Given the death late Friday of Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who was 94, what’s often described as the

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UK study shows correlation between suicides, assisted dying | Crux

A 35-page study published in The Journal of Ethics in Mental Health Feb. 7 said not a single European country

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Priest who gave life to save teen among Spanish martyrs to be beatified | Crux

Tens of thousands of Catholics were killed by left-wing forces between 1936-1939 during the Spanish Civil War; more than 2,000

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Vatican spy story takes center stage as fraud trial resumes | Crux

According to written testimony obtained Thursday, one of Pope Francis’s top advisers brought in members of the Italian secret service

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Pope calls priestly celibacy ‘a gift,’ says friendship can make it easier | Crux

“When priestly fraternity thrives and bonds of true friendship exist,” he said, it becomes possible “to experience with greater serenity

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Victims demand independent national abuse inquiry in Italy | Crux

In Italy, priests, she said, are still seen as “sacred and untouchable” while victims’ lives “have been devastated in unspeakable

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With COVID rules eased, Barcelona embraces religious festival’s return | Crux

A giant figure in bright blue dress and a floral crown paraded through the streets in representation of St. Eulàlia,

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