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The Peace Pulpit: "It's not an easy task to be a disciple of Jesus ... but we have accepted that task."
Pope Francis appointed Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes bishop candidates.
Redemptorist Fr. Gerry Moloney told NCR "something is rotten in the state of the CDF, and while the current people and processes remain in place, nothing will change."
The Field Hospital: A growing number of businesses and nonprofits are providing church leaders with modern outreach and organizational tools to improve their parishes.
Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto took in priests and seminarians, some of whom have been accused of pedophilia. In a letter, Pagotto admitted to "being too trusting."
A Belgian court has fined a Catholic care home for refusing to let a terminally ill woman receive a lethal injection on their property.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.