WHEN A POPE IS ELECTED, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Dear Editor: I have known Father Rock since my childhood (“St. John’s Priest Is a ‘Rock’ for Athletes,” Feb. 23). He was our family pastor.
In moves that advance the sainthood causes of two of the most celebrated, and, at times, controversial Catholic figures of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Vatican announced Feb. 13 that a miracle has been attributed to Cardinal John Henry Newman and “heroic virtue” has been attributed to Cardinal József Mindszenty.
Since the Church’s sex abuse scandals first erupted, victims have tried different methods to be heard by Church authorities. Some have protested, others have marched, others still have appealed to friends and connections in order to bring their case to the Vatican.
PETER STEINFELS’ long career in journalism included years of service as editor of Commonweal (from which perch he took me to the woodshed more than once), followed by a decade as senior religion correspondent of the New York Times.
By Christopher White, The Tablet’s National Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama – Pope Francis told an American pilgrim taking part in World Youth Day that clerical sex abuse is a “horrible crime” and that “even if it is just one person, the Church should […]
For Gen Verde, a band currently made up of 22 women from 14 countries, using music to build “a global culture of peace, dialogue and unity” has been their mission since 1966.
Albany’s Catholic bishop has called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the “Death Star” as he called a bill in the state Legislature to expand current state law on abortion that has the full backing of Cuomo, a Catholic.
In the same way that the contributions of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S. Church were given a spotlight at last September’s Encuentro, World Youth Day will be an occasion for the entire world to get a glimpse of the rich enthusiasm that Hispanic and Latino Catholics bring to the Church worldwide.
Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) pro-life committee, delivered the keynote address at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University on Saturday.