SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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June 24, 2020
The Vatican has written to the president of the US bishops’ conference to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could require the consent of the Holy See.
March 19, 2020
As much of the world faces quarantines and social distancing, Catholics have faced unexpected challenges in accessing the sacraments of the Church
February 03, 2020
It’s likely the Pope’s next move will be to call for even more conversation— probably establishing a commission
January 07, 2020
The disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living since 2018. A spokesman for the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Conrad told CNA that McCarrick left St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas, just days ago. He has moved to a residential community of priests who have been
December 06, 2019
The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which had been scheduled for December 21 until it was postponed indefinitely earlier this week. But an official in the Diocese of Peoria said the Rochester diocese has not disclosed all of its interventions to
December 05, 2019
The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester, an official in the Peoria diocese and other Church officials have confirmed. “They did not agree with the fact the beatification date was set and announced and asked the further consideration be done,” Msgr. James Kruse, Director of
November 20, 2019
The Vatican Secretary of State told CNA this week that he is responsible for arranging a controversial loan for the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital, and that he arranged with Cardinal Donald Wuerl a grant from the U.S.-based Papal Foundation to cover the loan when it could not be repaid. Cardinal Pietro Parolin told
November 13, 2018
Cardinal DiNardo announced that the Holy See had insisted that the bishops not vote on their own proposals for dealing with the abuse crisis