Posts Tagged ‘George Weigel’
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.
The Traditional Anglican Communion has requested a Personal Ordinariate in the United Kingdom.
Irish children are safer today in the Catholic Church than before, Cardinal Seán Brady has said.
BP has donated $1 million to a Catholic charity helping fishermen affected by the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York has been forced to close.
Mgr Guido Marini has celebrated Mass ad orientem in the Roman Basilica of St Mary Major.
George Weigel says American Catholics have arrived a critical moment in their history.
Michael Sean Winters argues that Pope Benedict is “emphatically is not looking for a culture war”.
George Anderson SJ is dismayed by France’s ban on the burqa.
Fr James Martin SJ is outraged by James Carroll’s attack on priestly celibacy.
Theologian Tina Beattie argues that the bishops are “the most brutal and ignorant of moral dictators“.
Marcel LeJeune lists his 50 favourite saints’ quotations.
And Fr Tim Finigan reports on a go-kart competition for French priests.
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.
Cardinal Sodano has given an interview to L’Osservatore Romano explaining why he made an outspoken defence of the Pope on Easter Sunday.
The New York Times reports on a bishop in Norway who resigned in May after admitting he had abused a boy.
NPR investigates whether the Vatican can be sued in US courts.
Rome Reports defends Benedict XVI’s record on battling sex abuse in the Church (video).
George Weigel attempts to separate truth from falsehood in the abuse scandal.
AP suggests that future popes will be closely vetted following the crisis.
The Pew Research Centre finds that Protestants are more critical than Catholics of the Pope’s handling of the crisis.
The wrong actions of some do not justify the vilification of all, Archbishop Donald Wuerl argues in the Washington Post.
Sholto Byrnes of the New Statesman wonders what has happened to the Catholic Church he grew up in.
Tim Drake speculates on Archbishop Gomez’s priorities as the future head of Los Angeles archdiocese.
Kathryn Jean Lopez clashes with Maureen Dowd over the status of women in the Church.
Ross Douthat wonders why the number of Americans who believe in the Resurrection is falling.
And Westminster Auxiliary Bishop George Stack gives the thumbs up to a new film about a Carmelite community in London.
The Spanish senate has approved a sweeping new law liberalising abortion.
The Pope meditated on penance yesterday at the mid-way point of his Lenten retreat.
Cardinal Walter Kasper has sent a message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, marking the patriarch’s 70th birthday.
An image of Jesus holding a beer and a cigarette is creating tensions between Christians and Hindu fundamentalists in India.
Spanish journalist Manuel Lozano Garrido will be beatified on June 12.
Nashville is to get its first married Catholic priest.
George Weigel says Russia’s regional ambitions could present a great challenge to the Holy See’s diplomats.
Aggie Catholics explores the rise of Catholic “mega-parishes” in America.
Kevin Clarke asks if the last Christian in the Middle East will turn out the lights.
Christopher Tollefsen says the critics of home-schooling need to be tutored about the nature of education and the family.
Rome Reports profiles John Paul II’s friend, Wanda Poltawska (video).
The Times interviews Jessica Hausner, the director of new film about Lourdes.
And traditionalist Catholic priest Fr Seán Finnegan explains why he loves the Church of England.
Pope Benedict XVI said the Beatitudes offer “a new horizon of justice” in his Angelus address yesterday, after visiting a Caritas shelter for the homeless in Rome (Angelus video here, full text of Caritas address here).
Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham has issued his first pastoral letter.
A petition urging the British Government not to pay a penny for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain has gathered 20,000 signatures and will be handed in at Downing Street on March 4.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said that Britons no longer know how to deal with death.
The Equality Bill’s report stage will take place on March 2.
The report stage and third reading of a Bill making sex education compulsory for 16-year-olds will take place on February 23.
The BBC is to broadcast a three-part documentary featuring Francis Campbell, the British Ambassador to the Holy See.
The Franciscans have announced that they are giving up their British mother house.
The Pope has picked a Czech bishop once jailed and forced into factory work under Communism to lead Prague archdiocese.
Benedict XVI has led a lectio divina meditation at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary (video).
The Church must “open its arms to all migrants“, a Vatican congress has declared.
Pope Benedict is tipped to make as many as four new Asian cardinals at the next consistory, expected in October.
This Friday an ordinary public consistory will be held for the canonisation of six Blesseds.
Police in Philadelphia have arrested a priest for possession of cocaine.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley has written to female religious in Boston archdiocese urging them to cooperate with the Apostolic Visitation of US women religious.
George Weigel says the Obama administration is pushing an “anorexic” notion of religious freedom around the world.
John Allen says the most senior African prelate in the Roman Curia is determined to take risks.
Astrology and Feng Shui can draw people closer to God, a Filipino bishop has claimed.
Andrew Gray says Pope Benedict’s visit to Scotland will give a fillip to the fight against the “culture of death”.
Fr Tim Finigan spots an unusual calendrical coincidence related to the apparitions at Lourdes.
Fr John Flynn, LC, criticises the “growing trend” of humanising pets.
A small group of Christian Conservatives are rewriting Tory party doctrine, argues the FT.
L’Osservatore Romano has named the Oasis album What’s The Story Morning Glory? one of the 10 greatest albums of all time.
Jessica Alba has said she will not take off her clothes in a film because of her Catholic upbringing.
And new video purports to show Hitler’s furious reaction to the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.