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Why Pope Francis is reviving a long tradition of regional variations in Catholic services - The Local Italy

Pope Francis has changed Canon law so that translations of liturgical texts are approved by local bishops' conferences, rather than needing Vatican approval. So why is this important? Joanne M. Pierce, a professor of Religious Studies, explains.and more »

Cdl Burke Back at Apostolic Signatura - Church Militant

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant.com • September 30, 2017 113 Comments. Will serve as advisor to the court. You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today!and more »

Pope Francis reappoints Cardinal Burke to Vatican's Top Court - The Tablet

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's supreme court which the cardinal used to lead. The appointment came as a surprise given the cardinal has been a prominent critic of Francis who is ...and more »

Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet to show support for migrants, asylum seekers - Globalnews.ca

Pope Francis on Sunday urged governments and people to do more to help migrants and not see them as enemies, wearing a plastic ID bracelet used by asylum seekers to drive home his message. Story continues below ...and more »

Cardinal Burke re-appointed to Vatican court, but not as prefect - Lifesite

VATICAN CITY, October 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has reinstated Cardinal Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court. Cardinal Burke, dismissed as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura nearly three years ago, has ...and more »

Pope re-ups Cardinal Raymond Burke at Vatican's supreme court - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Pope Francis on Saturday renewed the membership of American Cardinal Raymond Burke on the Apostolic Signatura, thereby extending his presence at the Vatican's supreme court, a body Burke led until he was removed from that position by ...and more »

Why Pope Francis is reviving a long tradition of local variations in Catholic services - Religion News Service

(The Conversation) — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Canon law – and met with some intense reactions. At stake here is the language used for the Mass and the question of who has the responsibility for translating the Catholic liturgy into regional ...and more »

Pope Francis calls refugees 'warriors of hope' during visit to welcoming center in Italy - ThinkProgress

During a visit to a welcoming center for migrants in Italy on Sunday, Pope Francis called on European lawmakers to support forcibly displaced people, while wearing a plastic ID bracelet used to identify refugees and migrants who do not have documents.and more »

Vatican newspaper chimes in, finally, on 'The Young Pope' - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican newspaper has broken a yearlong silence and weighed in on director Paolo Sorrentino's “The Young Pope,” giving the television series generally positive reviews despite what it called the “frivolous,” ”caustic” and “grotesque” ...and more »

You can't change politics watching from a balcony, Pope Francis says - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2017 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that we can't improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement, which should always be done in a spirit of ...and more »