Colleen Dulle August 14, 2020
It has been two years since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was published, documenting in disturbing detail at least 1,000 cases of abuse by 300 predator priests spanning seven decades.
One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism.
Pope Francis has warned that we must be careful not to let the pandemic lead us to indifference toward our fellow human beings.
The deal may protect Chinese Catholics—but it also might muffle Pope Francis’ voice on human rights.
Their heads encased in bandages covering the wounds where they had been conjoined, 2-year-old twins named Ervina and Prefina were baptized by Pope Francis in the chapel of his residence.
Pope Francis baptizes a baby as he celebrates Mass on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Jan. 12, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula "We baptize you ..." instead of "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" is not valid.