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The Church is without a camerlengo

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- With the July 5 death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the office of camerlengo is now vacant. A sensitive position, above all in the period between the death of a pope and the election of his successor, the Church awaits Pope Francis’ nomination of a new camerlengo.

Judge: Catholic agency must consider same-sex couples for foster placement

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- A federal judge has swept away claims of religious discrimination by plaintiffs including Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and ruled the church agency must provide home assessments for same-sex couples wishing to provide foster care for at-risk children in Philadelphia.

Events of 9/11 put successful broadcast journalist on path to diaconate

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- Greg Kandra was a good-enough Catholic, observant and Mass-going, although he admits his wife was by comparison the real lion of the faith as they attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, New York.

India's Sister Prema condemns trafficking, says nuns not involved

NEW DELHI (CNS) -- Facing child trafficking allegations at one of its homes for unmarried mothers in India, the Missionaries of Charity said the order condemns the actions of individuals involved and stressed that these are unrelated to the order.

Costa Rica, Nicaragua preparing to receive World Youth Day pilgrims

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Panama isn't the only country that will host World Youth Day pilgrims in January.

Central African bishops distance themselves from group promising violence

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic have distanced themselves from a group that is promising to defend the church and avenge the deaths of priests.

Jesuit aims to stem decline of faith with launch of catechetical website

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNS) -- Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University, launched a cutting-edge catechetical website to confront the rising tide of unbelief spurred by an increasingly skeptical, science-saturated society.

Forceful arguments characterize author's rebuttal of atheism's claims

"Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God" by Anthony DeStefano. Nelson Books (Nashville, Tennessee, 2018). 222 pp., $24.99.


NEW YORK (CNS) -- Way back in 1958, James Stewart's character struggled with vertigo in the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. But he had it easy compared to Dwayne Johnson's ex-U.S. military security expert Will Sawyer in "Skyscraper" (Universal).

NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse by cardinal

NEW YORK (CNS) -- A front-page New York Times article published July 16 detailed the alleged abuse of two seminarians in the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, by then-Bishop Theodore E. McCarrick in the 1980s that resulted in settlements to each man.