Changing canon law, pope brings Latin and Eastern practices closer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a change to Church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.

Archbishop rejects claim religious liberty used as excuse to discriminate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sharply criticized comments made by Martin Castro, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that the phrases "religious liberty" and "religious freedom" were "code words" used to discriminate.

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus' spirit, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) ­­— Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.