Church News

February 10, 2014

Pope Francis and the Chaput Shocker

Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the
February 23, 2014

Pope Benedict’s Legacy

Father Thomas Reese, S.J., has an interesting and worthwhile article at the National Catholic Reporter on the legacy of Pope Benedict.  The piece is characterized first
February 24, 2014

Video: The Spirit of Vatican II rears its ugly head in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

A couple days ago Rorate Caeli shared a video on its website. It was a brief, seven minute clip of “Deacon Sandy” from Good Shepherd Catholic
February 25, 2014

On Contraception: What is the Sense of the Faithful?

What is the sense of the faithful regarding the morality of contraception?  For that matter, what is meant by the expression “the sense of the faithful”?
February 26, 2014

Curial Commencement Day: Pope Francis Summons Cardinal Pell to Cut Off the Free Money

Two days ago, Pope Francis made the extraordinary announcement that he was creating an entirely new office in the Vatican: the Secretariat for the Economy. It’s
March 4, 2014

Cardinal O’Malley, Robert George to headline National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

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March 13, 2014

Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

Here’s a statement from House Speaker John Boehner, released just moments ago: Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – House
March 23, 2014

Is This Relic Really Christ’s Crown of Thorns?

Some of Catholicism’s most precious relics have a storied (and sometimes dubious) history. Among these is a wreath of thorns believed to have adorned the head
March 31, 2014

The solution to clericalism is not simply to have more laity involved inside the Church walls

In a meeting with Italian Catholic media last week, His Holiness took up a theme he obviously considers important considering how often he returns to it: