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Cardinal Zen: Church is losing ‘credibility’ to evangelize China
September 22, 2020
The Church’s efforts to negotiate an extension to the 2018 provisional agreement with China are harming the evangelization of that country, the cardinal said
Hong Kong cardinal warns priests to ‘watch your language’ in homilies
September 01, 2020
The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has written to all the clergy telling them to avoid politics in homilies and admonishing them for “offensive” and “provocative” preaching.
Five minute warning: Santa Fe warns of preaching suspensions for homilies over time limit
August 19, 2020
Priests in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have been warned that they could lose the faculty to preach if they give homilies longer than five minutes
Cardinal Zen: In Vatican II, Catholics hear ‘real voice of the Holy Spirit’
July 27, 2020
Zen criticised both “extreme conservatives” and “extreme progressives” for rejecting the authority and authenticity of the conciliar documents.
Pell: Church’s mission ‘no justification’ for financial inefficiency or corruption
July 01, 2020
The Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad management, the cardinal said
Pope accepts resignation of Cincinnati auxiliary bishop
May 07, 2020
Bishop Joseph Binzer was accused in August of failing to act on allegations made against a priest.
White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines
April 30, 2020
The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstated public Masses, as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines on the safe reopening of churches
Analysis: Can bishops lead the faithful and follow the lawmakers?
April 22, 2020
As bishops try to comply with state regulation and some local authorities insist that any religious practice should be curtailed, new ecclesial leaders could emerge in the United States
Las Cruces bishop explains decision to resume public Masses, even with civic restrictions
April 16, 2020
Bishop Peter Baldacchino of the Diocese of Las Cruces said the Church is the “essential service of hope” during the coronavirus pandemic
Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic
April 16, 2020
The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass
‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell looks forward to Easter
April 07, 2020
In his first interview since his release from prison, Cardinal Pell spoke about his time in his prison, his release, and Holy Week.
Analysis: Freed from prison, will Cardinal Pell now face Vatican trial?
April 07, 2020
While Pell’s criminal trials in Australia are now at an end, the same accusations must now be addressed by the Church’s own legal process
Mending a fractured American Church
Threats to the Extraordinary Form
A monk’s letter to a godly man in prison
If I should end up with dementia: An open letter to my children
You can’t take a child from his parents, even if you think you’re saving his soul
Confessions of a religious pilgrim
Diary: A stroll around Glastonbury, vaccine concerns and a new admirer
The Vatican’s trials: Pell’s Redemption
Catholic infertility ministry provides community, support