Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, named Friday by Pope Francis to the planning committee for February’s high-stakes Vatican meeting on sex abuse, says the pope is seeking the “full involvement of the global Church in assuring the protection of children.”
Close to 200 people gathered at Roma View in Howard Beach to celebrate the 50th anniversary of lay leadership in the Diocese of Brooklyn this fall.
Msgr. McClancy H.S. graduate Anthony Iapoce was recently named the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs. The 45-year-old spent the past three seasons as the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers.
The temptation to ally the Church with a particular political party and its program is a perennial one, it seems. When that temptation is not resisted, it invariably leads to trouble – politically, and more importantly, evangelically.
In an interview with The Tablet, veteran Catholic journalist and author of “Rutilio Grande: A Table for All,” Rhina Guidos, describes the vindication many El Salvadorans feel now that Pope Francis has formalized what they knew all along: Archbishop Oscar Romero is, indeed, a saint.
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, introduced the work of the synod on young people Oct. 3 with a variety of statistics and informational notes.
On the 25th anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, Colo., I can’t help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II.
With the doctrinal reformulation concerning the death penalty to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has clarified the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty. Acting in continuity with and developing from the teaching already in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this clarification should come as no surprise to anyone.
A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in the United States about the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate and found that the majority were in favor of the idea.The survey was taken in response to a papal commission organized by Pope Francis to study the question of ordaining women to the permanent diaconate.
Luau time for the Golden Age Club of Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills; Teen Drama Club at Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill; Catholic War Veterans; Nuns offer prayers.