As what’s come to be called the German “Synodal Path” begins forwarding its mid-term conclusions to Rome, many lay activists and bishops are describing the process as an historic and inspiring moment, a potential springtime of sweeping reform and renewal in Catholic life.
Over the last three years, sexual abuse charges against two high-profile and massively influential cardinals have rocked the Catholic Church, and now, seemingly, both stories have reached their conclusions. Cardinal George Pell is a free man, while Theodore McCarrick is laicized and exposed as a cunning manipulator able to hoodwink three papacies until his string finally ran out.
In a ceremony to create 13 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded new and old members of the College of Cardinals how much their ministry and service depends on their realizing how much God loves them and has been compassionate with them.
After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.
Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Oct. 5, choosing prelates from 13 different nations, none of them from the United States.
Don’t waste your time being involved in palace intrigue, and focus solely on serving Christ and his Church, was Pope Francis’s message to the 14 new cardinals he created on Thursday.
At the conclusion of his weekly Papal Angelus, on Sunday, Oct. 9, Pope Francis, announced the creation of several new Cardinals from around the world. Among those to be created will be three U.S. Bishops.
ST. LOUIS (CNS) – As the role of the laity in the Catholic Church expands, lay ministers have a co-responsibility with their ordained counterparts in furthering the Church’s mission of evangelization, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston. The cardinal was the opening speaker at the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit June 7-8 in St. Louis. […]
Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago and first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, had battled cancer for nearly 10 years.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan led the service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where eight cardinals and scores of bishops were in attendance, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayors Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and David Dinkins.