A Jerusalem municipality worker hangs papal flags (AP
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Israel has placed three activists who were “planning to commit provocative acts during the Pope’s visit” under house arrest.
The Vatican has reportedly announced a visitation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate.
It is “scandalous” for Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau to practise the Catholic faith while insisting that all candidates support abortion, a bishop has said.
“Marriage is not in crisis today,” Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan has said (video).
Michael Brendan Dougherty and Ross Douthat reflect on Cardinal Walter Kasper’s suggestion that Pope Francis “believes that 50 per cent of marriages are not valid“.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston argues that scandals in the Church have created “a cynicism about the call to holiness“.
And Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, has urged Catholics to evangelise online with “digital smiles” (full text, poster).
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