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Vol. 46, No. 38 (Feb. 23, 2017):

  • Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong says if a reported consensus among Vatican and Chinese government representatives leads to an agreement on the appointment of bishops, relations between the two parties could normalize.

  • Pope Francis calls for a "new catechumenate" for marriage preparation in a talk to a church court that handles marriage cases.

  • Greg Erlandson, CNS director and editor-in-chief, says the ministry of Catholic media is needed now more than ever to show that "what God asks of us, what the church teaches, can be lived out in the real world."

  • Three Australian bishops -- Archbishops Anthony Fisher, Timothy Costelloe and Denis Hart -- reflect on what has been learned as that country's government inquiry on the church's handling of sex abuse begins its final phase.

  • Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore urge Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2017.


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