Posts Tagged ‘Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation’
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.
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.