Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Lena’
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.
And Mark Shea says John Paul II sinned when he ignored warnings about Fr Marciel Maciel.
Fr Federico Lombardi has issued a short reflection marking the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s election today.
John Allen describes the Pope’s approach to the abuse crisis as “pastoral, not political“.
Bishop Richard Williamson will appeal his £9,000 ($13,000) fine for Holocaust denial.
Pope Benedict has donated £32,000 ($50,000) to the victims of landslides in Brazil.
The Vatican has given its recognitio to the Revised Grail Psalter.
The Pave the Way Foundation says it has unearthed documents showing that the Church excommunicated members of the Nazi Party.
Catholic Culture is inviting Catholics around the world to join it in a defence of Pope Benedict.
The Irish Times has published Hans Küng’s scathing open letter to the world’s bishops.
Nicholas Cafardi asks why the US bishops fought healthcare reform to the end.
The New Liturgical Movement mourns Cardinal Tomas Spidlik.
Robert George wonders if it’s true that not a single Opus Dei priest has ever been accused of abuse.
And Rory Fitzgerald asks if Richard Dawkins should be arrested “for covering up atheist crimes”.
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.