Posts Tagged ‘Legion of Christ’
Rocco Palmo publishes the liturgical texts for the feast of John Henry Newman, rumoured to be October 9.
The Pope received some 20,000 text messages of support after the general audience.
Bishop Walter Mixa has reportedly agreed to stand by his decision to resign.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has said he hopes the Lautsi case will not force “all European countries to conform to a model of secularism that is antagonistic to any manifestation of religion in the public sphere”.
The registered number of Catholics in Japan has fallen by half a per cent in a year.
John Allen discusses Christian-Muslim relations with Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice.
William Van Ornum asks if the Church is losing good potential priests because of psychological testing.
The Saint Barnabus’ Blog says it is now too late for Anglo-Catholicism to survive.
Fr Dwight Longenecker reflects on the “brilliantly annoying style” of GK Chesterton.
Patrick Madrid says Marcial Maciel is to the Legion of Christ what the Deepwater Horizon rig is to the Gulf of Mexico.
And Rome Reports showcases the worst-dressed priests in the world (video).
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.
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.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gives a candid account of his audience with Benedict XVI yesterday.
An American mother is hoping Pope Benedict will intervene to prevent the execution of her son by the state of Texas.
The Vatican has lent its support to a new equities index.
Rome Reports looks at how seminarians at the Pontifical North American College are screened for the priesthood (video).
Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago sums up the first five years of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.
Gerry O’Hanlon SJ unveils a blueprint for the renewal of the Irish Church.
The Huffington Post publishes an extract from Fr James Martin SJ’s new book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
And the bookmaker Paddy Power has sponsored a confessional box in a church in Suffolk.
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 National Catholic Reporter claims that the Legion of Christ regularly gave ‘bribes’ to three senior Vatican cardinals at the behest of their founder.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Hitler “wanted to steal” the Turin Shroud.
The New York Times says the Vatican’s bureaucracy is struggling to cope with the abuse crisis.
Ross Douthat suggests that “the post-scandal Catholic Church may end up more Rome-centric than ever”.
Joaquin Navarro-Valls has written a robust defence of the Pope.
A rabbi has called the media coverage of the Church abuse scandal “one-dimensional“.
Bishop William Lori says we should be thanking the Pope “for helping the Church confront this crisis in a way that benefits victims“.
Jason Berry assesses Cardinal Levada’s role in the Vatican’s “risky strategy against the media”.
Leonard Klein, a married Catholic priest, asks: “What can the Catholic Church learn from married priests?“.
And Andrew M Brown hails “a wonderful film that shows what the Catholic Church does best”.