IMAGE: CNS By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A former staff member at the Vatican nunciature in Washington, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, admitted his guilt to a Vatican court and said he had never engaged in such behavior before his assignment in the U.S. capital.

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Jason Miller, Franciscan Action Network By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bipartisan disagreement on how to fix the country’s immigration system led to failure once again as lawmakers on Capitol Hill turned down one immigration bill June 21 and postponed a vote on a second proposal, which

IMAGE: CNS Photo/Robert Duncan By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — In the wake of historic allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up in countries around the world, the Catholic Church is experiencing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning to those who used their authority to abuse or silence

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM GENEVA (CNS) — The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops’ conference, Pope Francis told

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