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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

In an interview published Feb. 13 in the German weekly entertainment magazine, Neue Post, Msgr. Ratzinger said Pope Benedict suffered from a nerve disease that was slowly paralyzing him.

Vatican releases pope’s Holy Week, Easter schedule

The Vatican released Pope Francis' liturgical schedule for March and April, including Holy Week and Easter.

Pope told Jesuits he regularly meets abuse survivors, journal reports

The scandal of clerical sexual abuse shows not only the "fragility" of the Catholic Church, he said, "but also -- let us speak clearly -- our level of hypocrisy."

DACA, TPS recipients face uncertain future, but say their love will endure

"We don't want our lives to be just defined by this. Beyond our status we're planning for a future. And together we can do that no matter where we are."

After latest shooting, we should pray and be angry, archbishop says

"Let's not lie to ourselves that tighter gun restrictions -- as urgent as they now are -- will solve the problem. We've lost our respect for human life on a much broader scale," Archbishop Charles Chaput said in a statement Feb. 15.

‘Dreamers’ say they’re not asking for handouts, just chance to stay

Some 800,000 youths nationwide, brought to the U.S. as children, face deportation under a plan to end DACA and without a legislative fix in Congress. "We are not taking anything away from people, we are contributing," said Angelica Velazquez, 20.

Cardinal Tagle says everyone has a little migrant in their soul

The story of human history is one based on people moving around the planet in search of a better life and it is humanity's responsibility -- and the church's -- to welcome travelers and meet their needs, Cardinal Tagle said.

Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

"When I perceive resistance, I seek dialogue whenever it is possible; but some resistance comes from people who believe they possess the true doctrine and accuse you of being a heretic," the pope told a group of Jesuits.

Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

UPDATED - Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead.

In Vancouver, Catholics adapt ancient Lunar New Year traditions

For Asian Catholics in North America, marking the Lunar New Year can be tricky when the traditional feast falls during Lent, because part of the traditional celebrations include large family meals.