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Vatican releases details of February abuse meeting

From Vatican Media: The Director ad interim of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, on Wednesday provided journalists with further information regarding “The protection of minors in the Church” Meeting, to be held in the Vatican from 21 to 24 February 2019. The Organizing Committee of the Meeting gathered in Rome on Thursday 10 January, he […]

Wuerl on McCarrick allegations: ‘I forgot’

From The Washington Post:  D.C.’s embattled Catholic leader, Donald Wuerl, under fire in recent days for untruthful statements regarding what he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, apologized late Tuesday, saying he forgot he knew about the allegations and that it was “never the intention to provide false information.” Wuerl […]

Vatican commission members speak out about research on women deacons

Fordham University last night hosted a symposium on women deacons that featured two members of the papal commission on this subject who, for the first time, spoke publicly about their research. You can watch a video of this, from ta livestream, hosted by Salt + Light, below. Meantime, America magazine spoke with the commission members, […]

More than one deacon at Mass?

The question popped up this week at Zenit:  Q: When two deacons are serving a Mass, it is understood that one deacon should be the deacon for the Liturgy of the Word and the other should be the deacon for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. However, there is disagreement as to whether or not the […]

New governor swears on a stack of Bibles. Really.

Behold, Governor Mike DeWine (who just happens to be Catholic): Read the story behind all those Bibles here.

When in Rome: Behold, a Mormon temple inspired by a Catholic church

Fascinating:  After years that included fasting and praying, waiting and wondering, Latter-day Saint eternal marriages soon will be solemnized in the Eternal City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open its much-anticipated Rome Temple to public tours from Jan. 28 through Feb. 16. The showcase edifice, reminiscent of ancient Italian architecture, then […]

FIRST LOOK: Trailer for ‘Roe v. Wade’ movie starring Jon Voight

This will be shown at the March for Life in Washington next week, but the teaser trailer has just been unveiled on YouTube: About the movie, which is being executive produced by Alveda King, there are these details from its website: ROE V. WADE is the untold story of how people lied, how the media […]

Viganò to McCarrick: ‘Repent…your salvation is at stake’

It came in a letter dated Sunday January 13, according to The Catholic Herald. The latest:  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has called on Archbishop Theodore McCarrick to repent publicly of alleged “crimes against minors and abuses of seminarians”. In an open letter, the former nuncio to the Unites States told McCarrick that “time is running […]

Hail Mary pass: Kansas parish changes Saturday Mass time for football game

Hmmmm…:  For the first time ever, a church in Prairie Village is changing its Mass schedule to make sure parishioners can pray together before Saturday’s Chiefs game. St. Ann Catholic Church’s usual Saturday Mass is at 4 p.m., but that would be just after kick-off, which creates a dilemma for worshippers. The Rev. Craig Maxim […]

In the deep water: Homily for January 13, 2019, The Baptism of the Lord

Why did he do it? It’s a question that often pops up when we hear these readings and observe this Sunday, marking the Baptism of the Lord. “Why did Jesus get baptized?” He obviously was free of sin. Unlike all the others, he had nothing to repent. Why did he go through this ritual? Why […]