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Catholics are divided by the prospect of an inquiry into the College of Cardinals

Pope Francis is facing criticism from some surprising places in the US

The revival of Ember Days

There’s a renewed interest in the days of fasting in response to the abuse crisis

The Vatican is struggling to regain control of major American dioceses

He published analysis by a ‘respected North American theologian’ raising concerns over the document

Some fear that state investigations will lead to state interference

Cardinals Wuerl and Cupich have offered notably different reactions

The Church needs a strong policy to deal with bishops who break the vow of celibacy, Cardinal O’Malley said

There is a palpable sense of disappointment among conservative Christians, but are they right to be downbeat?

The Supreme Court’s composition is about to change. Supporters of abortion are panicking