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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

The letter, Iuvenescit Ecclesia, regarding the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church has been sent to bishops by the CDF

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar

Word this Week

Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

Consumer magazines are displayed on a newsstand in New York (AP)

Christopher Murphy worked for Glamour magazine and as a teacher before he felt a call to work with Catholic apostolates

Cardinal Turkson said that it is "plausible" that Pope Francis may write a new encyclical letter on Just War Theory (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Francis ‘is not looking to impose his point of view’, says American cardinal in reflection on apostolic exhortation

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivering his Easter Sunday sermon  (PA)

Archbishop Justin Welby has responded to revelations about his biological father with authority and theological clarity

People gather for a memorial on the street as a second vigil has been held for a Muslim shopkeeper who was killed (PA)

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said ‘peace and brotherhood’ must prevail

Pope Francis dries the foot of a toddler at Rebibbia Prison in Rome (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

Why foot-washing still shocks us

For 2,000 years Christians have struggled to accept Jesus’s revolutionary gesture. The Pope’s Holy Thursday visits help to reveal the rite’s true meaning

Comments by Bishop Egan about Communion from 2014 have resurfaced this week (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The denial of Communion is a supremely grave matter which raises a host of tricky questions

Pope Francis greets a young girl during a special audience for the Holy Year of Mercy in St Peter's Square  (CNS)

30,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the jubilee audience on Saturday