Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

  • Who is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was born in the German town of Marktl, Bavaria, on April 16, 1927. April 16, 2017 was his 90th birthday. He was born on Easter morning and baptised that day with the newly blessed...
  • Pope Francis appoints Cardinal O’Malley to CDF role

    Pope Francis has appointed the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, widely seen as a leading reformer in the Catholic hierarchy, as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the powerful Vatican department that deals with clerical sexual abuse cases. The appointment is being seen...
  • Guidance for Catholics on burials and cremations

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed a new document from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published on 25 October 2016 regarding burying the deceased and conserving ashes when cremation is chosen. Titled, Ad resurgendum cum Christo meaning To rise with Christ, the document provides...
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