Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Bishops’
Rome Reports profiles Archbishop Rino Fisichella, first president of the new Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation (video).
The Economist pontificates on the “Popeshuffle”.
Nine governments have challenged the European Court of Human Rights ruling on crucifixes in Italian public schools.
The Catholic Church has given £350,000 to the needy in London.
Vatican Radio talks to the Holy See’s lawyer Jeffrey Lena.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark looks ahead to the papal visit to Britain (audio).
Thinking Faith talks to the Catholic chaplain to Manchester United about football chaplaincy.
Fr Michael Gollop asks what Pusey would have made of the Pope’s offer to Anglicans.
Michael Sean Winters signs off at America magazine.
And comedy writer Jane Bussmann explains why a visit to Uganda cured her anti-clericalism.
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.
Benedict XVI described priests as “a gift from the heart of Christ” before the Angelus in St Peter’s Square yesterday.
A Slovenian student who was tortured and killed by Communists during World War II was beatified on Sunday.
Danish police are hunting a Dutch nun in relation to the death of an elderly Sister in 1993.
Some 2,000 people have taken part in a march accusing Kerala’s Catholic bishops of political “meddling”.
Rome Reports examines preparations for the beatification of Cardinal Newman (video).
Mark Miravalle reflects on Benedict XVI’s “turn towards Mary”.
Maureen Mullarkey challenges the “popular myth” of idyllic coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews in Spain.
And Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth has laid the foundation stone of one of the world’s first environmentally friendly parish churches.
More than 150,000 people from all over Italy flocked to St Peter’s Square on Sunday to express their solidarity with Benedict XVI.
Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will visit the Pope in June.
An Irish bishop has urged Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin to clarify his claim that “strong forces” in the Church want abuse cases to remain hidden.
A 12-man British police delegation was in Portugal last week to assess how to protect Pope Benedict during his visit to Britain.
People who live or work near Coventry Airport may be issued with access permits during the Pope’s visit in September, local police have said.
Cardinal Pell has downplayed suggestions that he will serve as the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec has clashed with local politicians over abortion.
Americans aged between 18 and 29 are increasingly opposed to abortion, a Gallup analysis has found.
The Vatican has signed a mobile phone agreement with Vodafone.
Scholars have met in Rome to discuss “the contribution of Christianity to representative government” (audio).
The Cardinal Newman Society unveils a list of the most controversial speakers at US Catholic colleges in 2010.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston reports on his first visit to Ave Maria University’s campus in Florida.
John Allen analyses why Pope Benedict may have had difficulty defending himself at the height of the abuse crisis.
Fr Anthony Chadwick says the future liturgy of Personal Ordinariates should be the Sarum Use.
Fr Seán Finnegan asks why bishops can sometimes seem to be uncharitable.
English parish priest Fr Ray Blake says he’s decided to use the new English translation of the Mass straight away.
The Irish Catholic newspaper mourns its long-serving columnist Fr Martin Tierney.
And the National Secular Society appeals for victims of clerical abuse to appear at protests during the Pope’s visit to Britain.
Benedict XVI has sent the long-awaited second volume of Jesus of Nazareth to the publishers.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has given a major address on the future of Irish Catholicism.
Pro-life groups have criticised the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court.
A Costa Rican court has ordered a bishop to pay damages for encouraging the faithful to vote according to Church teaching.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has pulled out of the Middle East Council of Churches.
AP investigates why relatively few bishops have resigned over mishandling abuse cases.
John Allen says that if Cardinal Pell is appointed prefect of the Congregation for Bishops there will only be one Italian prefect of a Vatican congregation left.
Thomas Peters explains why he has lost confidence in Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.
A veteran American educator says Catholic education is in “very, very serious trouble“.
Michael Sean Winters is appalled by the religious illiteracy of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker.
Micah Mattix considers the legacy of Walker Percy, the American Catholic novelist who died 20 years ago this week.
And Fr James Martin SJ reveals who he thinks should be the next pope.
Belgian bishops will discuss their country’s clerical abuse crisis with Benedict XVI later this week.
A well-connected Spanish blogger says Cardinal Pell will be appointed to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops by next month.
A former Episcopal bishop who became a Catholic has returned to the Episcopal Church.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta says it is “high season” for the ecumenical movement.
The Portuguese Church is offering the faithful a series of “papal podcasts” in the run-up to Pope Benedict’s visit this month.
Archbishop Charles Palmer Buckle of Accra, Ghana, has denied claims that he owns a property worth two million dollars.
CNN picks over the future Pope’s role in the Kiesle case (video).
The photographer David LaChapelle has attacked the Church’s teaching on condoms in his new work “Thy Kingdom Come”.
The National Catholic Reporter says the “abuse crisis is actually a hierarchy crisis“.
David Walters considers why Christianity is being pushed to the margins of British life.
Eric Gorski examines the debate over whether clerical abusers should be defrocked.
And Michael Liccione ponders the future of Limbo.