Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Bottum’
The Vatican has loaned the world’s oldest Hebrew book to the Jewish Museum in London.
A website has inspired the faithful to pray 28,000 rosaries for over 250 bishops in six months.
A Vatican website is aspiring to become “the Yellow Pages of the Catholic media“.
The Trumpet accuses Pope Benedict of launching “a new crusade”.
Peter Bingle says Peter Bingle’s appointment as British ambassador to the Holy See would be inspired.
Joseph Bottum takes Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to task over partial-birth abortion.
Michael Sean Winters is leaving America magazine for the National Catholic Reporter.
And a woman in Coventry has invited the Pope to examine her drainpipe during his visit to Britain in September.
The Pope’s remarks on the abuse crisis on the way to Portugal have prompted comment from, among others, John Allen, Ruth Gledhill, Rod Dreher, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and Kevin Clarke.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX, says the Pope sincerely desires to reach a canonical solution with the Society.
The Brazilian bishops are preparing to issue new guidelines to combat clerical abuse.
The Vatican City State has announced a major upgrade to its communications infrastructure.
Fr Joseph Fessio SJ takes issue with the Tablet’s recent report on Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s criticisms of Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
Joseph Bottum of First Things issues a blunt call for Cardinal Sodano’s resignation.
And Paul Cat presents flow chart guide to the concept of mortal sin.
The Sunday Telegraph’s report on the Foreign Office memo suggesting the Pope should open an abortion clinic during his visit to Britain has prompted comment from James Macintyre, Damian Thompson, Harry Mount, Melanie McDonagh, Catherine Pepinster, George Pitcher, Tim Collard, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Gerald Warner, Ruth Gledhill, Mary Beard, Cranmer, William Crawley, Tony Brenton, Giles Pinnock, Joanna Bogle, Fr Timothy Finigan and Fr John Hunwicke SSC.
The Independent reports that Pope Benedict will make “the first general apology” for clerical abuse when he meets thousands of priests from around the world at the end of the Year for Priests.
Benedict XVI will create a Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation, to be led by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, reports John Allen.
Iraqi Christians have defied threats to erect a statue of Jesus modelled on the giant Christ the Redeemer in Rio.
An Italian group has accused Mgr Charles Scicluna of mishandling the case of an alleged clerical abuser.
A retired priest has said he warned Church authorities that Belgium’s longest-serving bishop was an abuser years before he resigned.
Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, responds to criticism of the paper’s coverage of the Pope and the abuse crisis.
Christopher Hitchens provides an update on his campaign to arrest the Pope.
Historian Anthony Grafton says Pope Benedict is awaiting the St “Francis or the Angela Merici of our time“.
Joseph Bottum reflects on “the permanent scandal of the Vatican“.
Mark Lawson says the Pope and Catholicism “have become the evil force of choice” for novelists.
A new documentary traces the last days of Oscar Romero.
Marco Tossati discusses his controversial book-length interview with the exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth.
And a Colombian cleric has won an international prize for the best “priestly anecdote” with the story of how he heard the Devil’s confession.