We tend to think that in any situation there should be a clear way to decide what we should do. And we want to believe that the right decision will always bring good consequences. But sometimes reality is more complicated than that as the situation in Syria shows.
Last week, the Vatican announced the approval of a miracle attributed to Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, opening the
path for his beatification. He was the archbishop of Warsaw and Gniezno, and primate of Poland, from 1948 to 1981.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, said that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was selected to lead an apostolic visitation to the troubled Diocese of Buffalo because of the “trust” the Vatican has in him.
The synod of bishops for the Pan-Amazon region will meet in the Vatican Oct. 6-27. For several months, the Pan-Amazonian synod has been at the center of many debates in the Catholic media and blogosphere.
Justin Trudeau, the young, telegenic Canadian prime minister, last year chastised a young woman who was asking him a question for using the word “mankind.” Trudeau interrupted her and said, “We like to say ‘people-kind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive.”
You never know how history will judge the time you live in. Will our opinions be relevant a hundred years from now? A thousand years from now? Johann Sebastian Bach was a forgotten musician for almost a century. But suddenly in the 1800s, he was “brought back to life,” and until this day is considered […]
You never know how history will judge the time you live in. Will our opinions be relevant a hundred years from now? A thousand years from now? Johann Sebas-tian Bach was a forgotten musician for almost a century. But suddenly in the 1800s, he was “brought back to life,” and to this day is considered among the best composers ever.
This past week, Pope Francis visited three very poor countries in Africa: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.
She was born Francesca Cabrini. By the end of her life, people called her the “Mother of Immigrants.”
On Aug. 21, in a 2-1 decision, the conviction of Cardinal George Pell was upheld by the Victoria state Court of Appeal in Melbourne, Australia.