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Eucharistic Prayer (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 16, 2021 / 04:45 am Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. In the motu proprio, issued July 16, the pope made sweeping changes to his predecessor Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter

Vatican officials at a Feb. 12 press conference. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 07:56 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon is part of the Church’s ordinary magisterium — that is officially a kind of Church teaching — while the final document of the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod is not, Cardinal Michael

Q: In the case of a federal judicial appointee, adherence to Catholic dogma was criticized during the confirmation proceedings. What exactly is a dogma? Do other religions have them? A: A dogma is a belief handed down as true by an authority. We frequently think of dogmas in matters of

Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Father Earl Fernandes At the kickoff for the Athenaeum’s capital campaign, a benefactor said, “Father, we enjoyed your last article (‘Magisterium: Always Right?’) in The Catholic Telegraph. I only have one question: What’s the magisterium?” The Catechism of the Catholic Church (85) states: “The task