Posts Tagged ‘L’Osservatore Romano’
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.
The Vatican has issued a guide “to understanding the procedures of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on sexual abuse allegations”. For the first time in a Vatican document it includes an explicit directive to comply with civil laws requiring bishops to report abuse to the police.
John Allen reports on what happened when the editor of L’Osservatore Romano met the Vatican correspondent of the New York Times.
Austen Ivereigh says coverage of the abuse crisis “has now moved into a new, irrational phase”.
The National Catholic Reporter has published the second part of Jason Berry’s exposé of Fr Marcial Maciel.
Hong Kong diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has urged Beijing to release the human rights activist Hu Jia.
Scot McKnight says scholarly attempts to discover the “real” Jesus have failed – and that’s a good thing.
Rome Reports profiles a social networking site exclusively for priests (video).
And an archbishop’s family recipe has become a runaway hit in Japan. The pork dish is said to be “especially attractive to women and those getting on in years”.
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.
Denmark is the latest European country to be affected by the abuse crisis.
The BBC’s David Willey says that in four decades of reporting from the Vatican he has “never seen a graver crisis“.
Michael White, assistant editor of the Guardian, says the papacy has endured worse crises before and survived them.
The Catholic News Service sums up the strenuous debate in the US Catholic media over the healthcare bill.
Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale reveals the names of several members of the new commission on Medjugorje.
Legal expert Joshua Rozenberg puts the Catholic Care ruling in perspective.
Organisers say that bringing the Pope to Coventry in September will be “like organising a huge pop concert“.
Rome Reports celebrates a Jesuit architect, painter and master of optical illusions (video).
And L’Osservatore Romano hails an Oscar-nominated film inspired by the Book of Kells.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is urging Catholics to ask their MPs to support an amendment to the Government’s sex education Bill, which is debated today.
The head of one of Scotland’s leading Catholic schools has said it is painful that a joined-up “Catholic world” of school, parish and home no longer exists.
The Bishop of Funchal has called for prayers following the devastating floods in Madeira.
The Toronto Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) will come to an abrupt end next Sunday.
The Traditional Anglican Communion in Central America has endorsed the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.
A bishop has called on Islamist terrorists in the Philippines to spare civilians.
Benedict XVI has written to the Brazilian bishops encouraging them to free people from slavery to money.
An exhibition focusing on John Paul II’s suffering has opened at the Vatican (video).
A Jesuit priest is to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Fordham University Church.
Ana Roco Castro suggests 18 ways in which Catholics can use social media for evangelisation.
Richard Schickel of Vanity Fair explores the Catholic subtext of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull.
And the Curt Jester suggests an alternative cover design for L’Osservatore Romano.
We are led to believe the Pope has done nothing about priestly abuse, says David Quinn, when, in fact, he has said and done quite a lot.
The Diocese of Middlesbrough has appealed against a ruling that it was responsible for physical and sexual abuse at a Catholic children’s home.
Neil Addison, a barrister and expert on religious freedom, names the best articles to have come out the Pope Equality Bill furore.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster received an honorary doctoral degree from Birmingham City University yesterday.
The theologian Fr Aidan Nichols OP answers the critics of the Catholic Church in his new book.
John Smeaton of SPUC urges the English and Welsh bishops to “cease their collaboration on pro-life/pro-family issues with the Government“.
The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has issued some “important clarifications” of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Established missionaries in Haiti are suspicious of the wave of newcomers, the New York Times reports.
Bishops from across the Americas are gathering in Canada to discuss the challenges of priestly life.
American Catholics of all ages believe moral values are in decline, a new survey says.
Michael Sean Winters hails the creators of a new billboard campaign in Georgia linking abortion and race.
The Church is to advise priests not to perform weddings on cruise ships.
David Blackburn of the Spectator says L’Osservatore Romano’s list of “pop milestones” is surprisingly hip.
And Yahoo! Sports hails the champion speedskater who became a nun.