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Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis’ resignation decision a ‘great challenge’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising at the Holy See press office, Oct. 27, 2017. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Munich, Germany, Jun 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The influential German cardinal expressed surprise at the swiftness of the pope’s response to his offer to resign.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White named first American rector of Angelicum in Rome

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. / Pontificia Università di San Tommaso d’Aquino via Flickr.

Rome, Italy, Jun 10, 2021 / 08:51 am (CNA).

The theologian has taught at the pontifical university attended by St. John Paul II since 2018.

Catholics submit ‘dubium’ to Vatican asking if Church in Germany is in schism

Essen Cathedral, Germany. / Public domain.

Bochum, Germany, Jun 10, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).

Three Catholics from the Diocese of Essen have formally requested a ruling from the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation.

Cardinal Kasper ‘very worried’ about German Church’s ‘Synodal Way’

Cardinal Walter Kasper. / CNA/Bohumil Petrik.

Passau, Germany, Jun 10, 2021 / 03:35 am (CNA).

Cardinal Walter Kasper said he hoped that the prayers of faithful Catholics “will help to steer the Synodal Way in Germany on Catholic tracks.”

Spanish bishop cricitizes bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017. / Jeff Bruno.

Madrid, Spain, Jun 9, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

The secretary general of the Spanish bishops’ conference on Saturday questioned on Twitter a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics.

Irish Catholic bishop ‘delighted’ as firm offers paid leave after pregnancy loss

A Lidl grocery chain sign in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. / DennisM2 via Flickr (CC0 1.0).

Dublin, Ireland, Jun 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Bishop Kevin Doran welcomed the step by Lidl Ireland.

Ireland’s High Court to hear abortion case

The Four Courts in Dublin, the principal seat of Ireland’s High Court. / Pastor Sam (CC BY 3.0).

Dublin, Ireland, Jun 9, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

A couple claim that their unborn child was aborted after they were mistakenly told that it had a fatal fetal abnormality.

‘It’s heady stuff’: A composer turns St. John Henry Newman’s much-loved words into music

Sir James MacMillan. / Marc Marnie.

London, England, Jun 9, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Sir James MacMillan’s new work “Nothing in Vain” is inspired by a meditation by the English saint.

Poland’s new pro-life campaign proclaims ‘every life is a miracle’

Grupa Proelio via Facebook.

Warsaw, Poland, Jun 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The campaign presents more than 80 personal stories.

Vatican: Accusations against Polish Catholic bishops’ leader groundless

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020. / episkopat.pl.

Warsaw, Poland, Jun 8, 2021 / 05:20 am (CNA).

The Vatican rejected accusations of negligence against Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki.