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  • Vatican indicts two ex-officials of children’s hospital for financial crimes

    Vatican indicts two ex-officials of children’s hospital for financial crimes

    Two former officials of the papally-sponsored pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù have been charged by Vatican prosecutors with misappropriation of funds over an outlay of almost $500,000 to remodel a Vatican apartment of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Secretary of State under Pope Benedict XVI, with the contract going to a company owned by a Bertone friend. Bertone himself does not face any charges.

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  • Pope delivers shot in the arm to catechists, Church’s backbone in global south

    Pope delivers shot in the arm to catechists, Church’s backbone in global south

    Pope Francis sent a message on Wednesday to the International Catechetical Symposium, being held in Argentina, asking catechists to “change, adapt,” and to make the message more approachable, even when it “remains the same, because God doesn’t change but renews all things in Him.” That choice reflects the importance of lay catechists in the global south, where there are proportionately far fewer Catholic priests.

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  • Gluten and Communion: What’s a celiac to do?

    Gluten and Communion: What’s a celiac to do?

    A layperson affected by celiac disease who is unable to receive even a low-gluten host may receive Communion under the species of wine only. A priest in a similar situation, when taking part in a concelebration, may with permission of the Ordinary receive Communion under the species of wine only.

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