Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Vincent Nichols’
The Pope is expected to name Archbishop Velasio DePaolis the Apostolic Delegate to the Legion of Christ.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York are reportedly preparing to make a last-ditch effort to prevent thousands of traditionalists leaving the Church of England.
A Vatican spokesman has denied reports that the disgraced former Archbishop of Poznań, Juliusz Paetz, is to be “rehabilitated”.
Zenit publishes the final part of Pope Benedict’s question-and-answer session with priests.
Fr Edward Daly welcomes the Saville report into Bloody Sunday.
Commonweal responds to criticism by the US bishops of its stance on the healthcare bill.
John Allen points out the “elephants in the room” of the Catholic debate on healthcare reform.
Kevin O’Rourke looks at “the complicated reasons behind an abortion at a Catholic hospital” in Phoenix.
George Weigel describes the alternative to “Catholic Lite”.
Karl Giberson urges Christians not to vilify the New Atheists.
Joanna Bogle profiles Catholic Voices, which aims to transform the media image of Catholicism during the Pope’s visit to Britain.
Austen Ivereigh applauds Archbishop Vincent Nichols’s efforts to promote the papal visit.
Rocco Palmo reports on the remarkable success of the iBreviary app for the iPhone.
And Fr Z wonders if the iPad will replace the altar missal.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said that the crucifix is “not an imposition but an invitation” ahead of a ruling on its public display by the European Court of Human Rights.
The Irish bishops have appealed for a free vote on the country’s civil partnership bill.
Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala of Los Angeles says the US bishops are “very troubled” by some Catholic blogs.
Zenit publishes the third part of Pope Benedict’s question-and-answer session with priests.
James Preece wonders how much influence Archbishop Vincent Nichols will have over what the Pope says in Britain.
Cristina Odone says church schools could be key to reducing Britain’s teenage pregnancy rate.
And Archbishop Nichols says he doesn’t want to hear vuvuzelas during Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has urged Catholics to get behind the papal visit to Britain.
Cardinal Francis George, President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has said Sister Carol Keehan and her colleagues “are to blame” for the passage of the healthcare bill in March. John Allen offers analysis.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Kyrgyzstan has described the fighting in the country as an “absolute catastrophe”.
Apostolic visitors have toured 35 US female religious communities so far and have 80 to go.
Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of Caravaggio’s death.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez assesses the rise of the Catholic Church in the country.
A Reuters blogger feels uneasy about the Pope’s visit to Britain.
Fr Christopher Phillips considers whether papal infallibility will prove an obstacle to the success of Anglicanorum coetibus.
Matthew Warner asks if we need a new apologetics after Vatican II.
And Ross Douthat wonders if the Catholic Church is finished.
Pope Benedict said that “without the Spirit the Church would exhaust its strength” at the Regina Coeli (video).
On Saturday that Pope said the global financial crisis was caused by a “lack of trust and adequate creative and dynamic solidarity for the common good”.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster blessed 600 married couples at a Mass on Saturday at Westminster Cathedral.
An ecumenical jury at Cannes has awarded its top prize to a film about a massacre of French Cistercians in Algeria.
Benedict XVI has appointed the American lay canon lawyer Dr Edward Peters a Referendarius (Referendary) of the Apostolic Signatura.
John Allen takes a detailed look at the Vatican’s response to claims that it is liable for clerical sexual abuse.
Michael Sean Winters duels with Professor Robert George over a Supreme Court ruling.
Michael Liccione examines the controversy surrounding the excommunication of Sister Margaret McBride.
Tess Livingstone hails the new English translation of the Roman Missal.
Professor Nicolas Standaert considers the impact of the Chinese on the missionary Matteo Ricci.
And Lady Gaga says she would be happy to play for the Pope – minus her raunchy dancers.
A New York Times/CBS News poll has found that most American Catholics believe the media have blown the abuse crisis out of proportion.
Pope Benedict reflected on his visit to the Turin Shroud at the general audience this morning.
Mgr Bruce Harbert discusses the new English translation of the Roman Canon (video).
George Weigel sketches the future of the Legion of Christ.
Savi Hensman offers a critique of the Westminster Declaration.
Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican official in charge of abuse investigations, has given a rare and outspoken interview to the Times of Malta.
The bishops of Malta have issued a pastoral letter ahead of Pope Benedict’s visit to the island on Saturday.
Benedict XVI will visit Cyprus on July 4-6.
Richard Dawkins has distanced himself from a Sunday Times report claiming that he will arrest Pope Benedict during his September visit to Britain. Lawyer Neil Addison says he is relying on “a rubbish legal argument“. Law professor Kal Raustiala disagrees.
Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph has reported on an abuse case in the Diocese of Leeds.
The PR guru who guided the US bishops out of their abuse crisis says he is “in agony” watching the Vatican fail to communicate effectively.
Ronald Goldfarb, a Washington attorney and expert on confidentiality law, argues that the Church must lift the seal of the confessional.
Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Alon Goshen-Gottstein says critics should have read Fr Raniero Cantalamessa’s Good Friday homily more carefully.
Fr Z unveils a logo to mark biased coverage of Pope Benedict and the abuse scandal.
Fr Philip Powell, OP, explains what lay Catholics can do in response to the scandals.
And the Onion makes a refreshingly inoffensive joke about Pope Benedict.