Posts Tagged ‘Mark Shea’
And Mark Shea says John Paul II sinned when he ignored warnings about Fr Marciel Maciel.
In a busy 24 hours in Portugal yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI gave a landmark address on culture, attended Vespers with priests, religious and seminarians, consecrated priests to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and recited the rosary at the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima.
A court is investigating allegations of sexual abuse by members of a Spanish religious order.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops have launched a campaign to defeat the country’s new constitution.
Joe Feuerherd of the National Catholic Reporter says William Donohue of the Catholic League is bad for the Church.
Michael Sean Winters takes on Deal Hudson after he criticised Sister Carol Keehan for supporting the healthcare bill.
Jeremy Irons will play Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) in a new series about the Borgias.
And Mark Shea discovers another reason to love Pope Benedict.
The Pope has reportedly accepted the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty of Kildare over his handling of abuse.
An English bishop has criticised a Liberal Democrat proposal to “abolish” faith schools as the party enjoys a pre-election surge.
The French Catholic Church has launched a bold appeal for new priests.
Devotees of Padre Pio are in uproar over his “glitzy” new tomb.
A clerical abuse case is causing outrage in Kenya.
The Vatican has confirmed that Benedict XVI will have a busy schedule from May to September.
Volcanic ash is making life difficult for British pilgrims who wish to see the Turin Shroud.
The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin has declined to exhibit a painting of four archbishops of Dublin in hell.
Mark Shea is dismayed that a leading apologist for torture is championing the pro-life cause.
And PR consultant Richard Weiner offers some free advice to the Church.
The Vatican confirmed yesterday that Fr Jerzy Popiełuszko, the Solidarity priest and martyr, will be beatified on June 6 in Marshal J Pilsudski Square in Warsaw.
Mexico City churches have reported a surge in Mass-goers during Holy Week.
Ross Douthat goes another round with Christopher Hitchens over the Pope and the abuse scandal.
Fr Joseph Fessio SJ defends the future Pope’s handling of the Kiesle case (video).
Thinking Faith salutes Robert Parsons, “the exemplar of the sinister Jesuit of popular imagination”, who died 400 years ago today.
Rod Dreher wonders if our minds are hard-wired for God.
Rob Vischer asks why senior Church officials are so gaffe-prone.
Andrew Sullivan suggests that new Catholic churches should look like Apple stores.
Catholic blogger Mark Shea wonders if the internet is making our manners coarser.
John Allen has an exclusive interview with Mother Mary Clare Millea, the nun leading the Apostolic Visitation of America’s female religious.
Pope Benedict XVI has chosen Salesian Fr Enrico dal Covolo to preach at his week-long Lenten retreat.
The Pope is considering an invitation to consecrate the Sagrada Familia church, designed by Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona.
The number of students who claim they were sexually abused by Jesuit priests at schools across Germany has risen to 115, a lawyer has said.
Cardinal George Pell has confirmed that he had a pacemaker fitted in a Rome hospital after a cardiac problem during his visit to the Vatican last month.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has urged Christians not to fear Islam.
The American bishops are to offer seminars on the new English translation of the Roman Missal across the country.
Vatican Radio catches up with Cardinal Peter Turkson, the new president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
No Hidden Magenta suggests the Church needs to employ a PR firm.
Deacon Greg Kandra spots the rarely seen “Loggia whisperer”.
Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni says he would like to coach Vatican City’s football team after he retires.
The Vatican Observatory? There’s an app for that.
And Mark Shea discovers that rare thing: Lenten humour.
The Holy See and the SSPX have reportedly held a “secret” meeting.
Pope Benedict XVI has asked Ireland’s bishops to come to Rome next month to discuss the country’s abuse crisis.
The new Archbishop of Malines-Brussels has changed his name and set out his ambitions for the post.
The New York Times reports on bloody clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
Malaysian police say they have arrested eight people over the firebombing of a church.
Let’s build a better Haiti, urges the head of Caritas in the earthquake-struck country.
A Catholic archbishop is supporting a Protestant leader who criticised Germany’s role in Afghanistan.
Pro-abortion senator Barbara Boxer has said the US Senate’s healthcare bill abortion compromise is “only an ‘accounting procedure’ “.
The New York Times relishes a guide to food and drink made by monks and nuns.
And Terry Eagleton has dedicated his new book, On Evil, to Henry Kissinger.