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Does the Church teach that the prophecy of Revelation 20:1-10 is being fulfilled now?

Full Question Catholic teaching holds that the millennium mentioned in Revelation 20:1-10 is going on now. What does the Catholic Church see as fulfilling …

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A snapshot of the US Catholic Church on eve of papal visit

Pope Francis will arrive Sept. 22 in the United States to find a Catholic Church playing a prominent role in American life, with a vast network of charities and…

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Cardinal Marx denied entrance into Vietnamese diocese

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Did people really live for 900 years as described in Genesis?

Full Question Can you give me a logical answer about the people's ages in the book of Genesis? Some of them lived to be 900 years old. What is the Catholic…

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Vatican is following the case of Bishop Ma, says spokesman

The Vatican said it has had no direct contact with Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin of Shanghai, who apparently wrote a blog post in June that gave many peopl…

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New Bishop of Memphis appointed by Pope

Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington will replace Bishop J Terry Steib

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J Terry Steib of Memphis, Tennessee, and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington.

Bishop Steib has headed the Memphis Diocese since 1993. He is 76. Canon law requires all bishops to hand in their resignation to the Pope at the age 75. Bishop Holley, 61, has been a Washington auxiliary since 2004.

The changes were announced on Tuesday in Washington by Mgr Walter Erbi, charge d’affaires of the Vatican nunciature.


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