The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced to staff May 4 the closure of the Washington and New York offices of Catholic News Service. 21 employees will be laid off.
Pope Francis has asked several families to write the prayers and meditations for his Stations of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday.
Lauren Handy and Terrisa Bukovinac said the fetuses are from a box of medical waste they got from the driver of a medical waste truck at an abortion clinic, and they claimed the fetuses looked like they were from late-stage abortions.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Earl K. Fernandes, a former staff member of the apostolic nunciature in Washington and currently a Cincinnati pastor, to head the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.
Cardinal Marx calls for change in church teaching on homosexuality, admits to blessing same-sex couples
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has called for a change in Catholic teaching on homosexuality, saying: “The catechism is not set in stone. One may also question what it says.”
“In every age you make yourself known to us, calling us to conversion. At this dark hour, help us and grant us your comfort.”
“The extent of the abuse quagmire becomes clearer with every study. It will take more than one person, even if he is pope, to drain this swamp,” Archbishop Gänswein told the German newspaper Die Zeit.
The Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops March 16 called for “the immediate cessation of Russia’s armed aggression and unprovoked war on Ukraine.”
The Catholic Church needs women, especially women saints, who have shown throughout history an unwavering dedication to God and to caring for their brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said.