A Christmas barrage from the leftist news media insists that the Catholic Church should abandon priests and tradition to save itself and some bishops seem to agree. Writing for USAToday.com, columnist Tim Roemer chose Christmas to lay out his case for why Catholic clergy can no longer be trusted “to fix the church’s sex abuse […]
Those who attended a Christmas Mass service in Australia last month have been encouraged to make a submission to the Plenary Council 2020. Photo: Ron Tan.
From Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
The Christmas season was targeted as an opportune time to increase participation in Plenary Council 2020 in parishes nationwide.
Within the first six months of the Council’s Listening and Dialogue phase, more than 30,000 people have made individual submissions or were part of a Plenary Council gathering.
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people attended a Christmas service last month.
Archbishop Costelloe kneels before the nativity set during the 2018 Christmas Midnight
Pope Francis twirls a football presented by a member of CirCuba, the Cuban national circus, during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on 2 January. Photo: Paul Haring/CNS.
By Cindy Wooden
Christians are not better than other people, Pope Francis said, but they do know that God is their Father and they are called “to reflect a ray of his goodness in this world thirsting for goodness, waiting for good news”.
Leading his first general audience of 2019, the Holy Father continued a series of talks he has been giving about the Lord’s Prayer – but he also welcomed
Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in a scene from the movie “Instant Family”. Photo: Paramount Pictures/CNS.
By John Mulderig
It’s rare that a movie can reasonably be expected to accomplish some good in the real world. But director and co-writer Sean Anders’ blend of comedy and drama, Instant Family (Paramount) may be the exception.
This warm evocation of both the challenges and the ultimate rewards of adoptive parenting, based on Anders’ own experience, may inspire at least a few viewers to investigate the possibility of taking kids in need under their wings.
In that sense, the film is not only obviously pro-family but,
Washington D.C., Jan 9, 2019 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump has threatened to stop sending federal money to the state of California for wildfire recovery, a move that Catholic aid workers say could dramatically impact thousands of California families trying to rebuild their lives.
“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen,” Trump wrote in a tweet Wednesday.
“Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] to send no more money.”
The fire season in California in 2018 was
Vatican City, Jan 9, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Cardinal Walter Brandmüller made headlines last week, after he told German news agency DPA that debate over the clerical sexual abuse crisis should not “forget or […]
For the Church, which has placed thousands of observers chosen by Cenco (the Episcopal Conference) in seats throughout the Congo territory, as well as for many who have had access to the count or can read the mood of the country, the winner is already certain. If the trend is confirmed and, a much more decisive factor in this country governed since…