Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that Benedict XVI is “full of zest for life” after the pope emeritus expressed the hope that he would join his friends in heaven in a condolence message. Archbishop Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s private secretary, spoke to Germany’s Bild newspaper on Oct. 20
It’s an angle headline writers can hardly refuse: a bishop in Sicily has imposed a three year ban on godfathers at Catholic baptisms. “Godfather whack!” opened a headline in the New York Post. “In the Land of the Godfather Comes a Ban on Them,” heralded the New
Main Street in downtown Greenville is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Located in the scenic Upstate region of South Carolina, Greenville is a vibrant and rapidly growing city. Friends and families gather in sidewalk cafes along the tree-lined street, then pop into
What is a bishop supposed to say to Catholics in a diocese scarred by scandal and left with reason to doubt their episcopal leaders? Bishop Andrew Cozzens offered an answer Monday, during his first press conference since being named to lead the embattled Diocese of
Cardinal Raymond Burke on Friday said that he is continuing to recover from a bout of COVID-19 and can offer daily Mass now, in a statement posted on his Facebook account. “With heartfelt gratitude to all those who have prayed for my recovery, I write
This is an unprecedented event for the Church in the Philippines: Three brothers were ordained priests on the same day and in the same religious congregation. Jessie, Jestonie and Jerson Avenido were ordained on Wednesday, September 8, the day of the Nativity of the Virgin, for
The Catholic Church’s foremost research institute studying sexual abuse of minors is expanding its mandate to also include the sexual and spiritual abuse of adults, evidence of the Vatican’s increasing awareness that children aren’t the only victims of clergy who abuse their power and authority.
A prominent and retired Church of England bishop once tipped to become a future Archbishop of Canterbury has been received into the Catholic Church, becoming one of the most high-profile Anglican clergymen to make the journey to Rome possibly since Father Ronald Knox in 1917.
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle obtained through the intercession of his predecessor Venerable John Paul I, who will now be declared “blessed.” Often called “the smiling pope,” John Paul I died unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 1978, after just 33 days in office. A priority
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said on Thursday that he plans to declare St. Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of the Church with the title “Doctor unitatis,” meaning “Doctor of Unity.” The Pope made the announcement in a speech to the St. Irenaeus Working Group, a group