The biggest criminal trial in modern Vatican history begins tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI criticizes actions of German church leaders

“As long as only the ministry, but not the heart and the spirit, speak in official church texts, the exodus from the world of faith will continue,” he wrote.
Given all the challenges facing the Catholic Church in our country, we are far overdue for a moment in which the bishops, clergy, religious and lay faithful of our country can discern together how to be the people of God in our time and place.
Brian P. FlanaganJuly 12, 2021

June 21, 2021

Roundup: Online Retreats for Praying Through the Summer

Whether you’re not quite ready to return to in-person retreats, looking for a reflective space amid a busy schedule or just trying this form of prayer for the first time, online retreats are designed to help you pray no matter where you find yourself this summer.

A new book examines Sting’s enduring Catholic imagination

Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.

‘Father Ted’ poked fun at Catholic Ireland, but only an audience steeped in faith would appreciate it

“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.