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December 01, 2020
Father George Rutler, pastor of the Church of St. Michael in Manhattan, on Nov. 20 voluntarily stepped aside from his pastoral duties, while prosecutors are investigating the allegations, the Archdiocese of New York told CNA.
December 01, 2020
The 62-year-old Bishop Fisher succeeds Bishop Richard J. Malone, who resigned late last year after more than 18 months of intense public scrutiny.
December 01, 2020
It looks increasingly as though Vindolanda was the centre of intense Christian activity in the 5th century.
December 01, 2020
At the funeral, Lewis’ body was presented sitting in a chair while wearing a suit and sunglasses.
November 30, 2020
If you are planning to make a charitable gift to a worthy organization before the end of the year, you may want to consider making that gift to the St Vincent de Paul Society today. A secret benefactor has promised to match, pound-for-pound, any donation made to the SVP on what has become known as
November 30, 2020
Rome (CNA) — Forty-three Italian priests died in November after contracting the coronavirus, as Italy experiences a second wave of the epidemic. According to L’Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, 167 priests have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in February. One Italian bishop also died in
November 30, 2020
Despite their disappointment, OCS released a statement saying it will follow what the governor and court say.
November 30, 2020
The rooftop array at the Pastoral Center should generate about 317,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually.
November 30, 2020
The Diocese of Pittsburgh is set to enact a plan that will merge 40 parishes into 14, starting in January of 2021.
November 30, 2020
I’d long regarded as shallow irony the curse, “May you live in interesting times.” But thanks to the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, I now appreciate its ironic depths: People actively want to think of themselves as living through “interesting times,” and they thus make the times — well, more interesting. Already in mid-March, as civil authorities warned
November 29, 2020
In our monastery’s large refectory, at the furthest end, a large cross hangs over the abbot’s place. It is the cross we use on Good Friday. I sometimes will walk down to it, the refectory dark except for the light that is over the cross. I will stand there and sip my coffee and pray,
November 28, 2020
A quieter affair this time around, the “session” had a reduced presence of both faithful and the media.