I was a tad nervous at my new job. Surrounded by six bishops at my first meeting with the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, it was hard to know what to expect.
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Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a renowned biblical scholar and former archbishop of Milan, died Aug. 31 at the age of 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church sent greetings to Canada’s Ukrainian Catholics as he prepared for a multicity visit that includes leading the Church’s Synod of Bishops.
Germans are known for being punctual, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Pope Benedict was the first person signed up for World Youth Day 2013.
The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will spend the next two to seven years in state prison for embezzling more than $900,000 from the Church over seven years.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, to be installed in October as archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested in San Diego early Aug. 26 for driving under the influence.
Marking the feast of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Pope Benedict said Christians must not bow to the pressure of the powerful who demand a denial of Christ or of the truth he taught.
When Pope Benedict travels to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 – assuming spillover from the civil war in neighbouring Syria doesn’t force a last-minute cancellation of the trip – his purpose will be above all pastoral.
Civilians displaced by fighting wait for food rations at a camp near the eastern Congolese city of Goma July 31.
Father Don MacDonald’s discerning commentary on Father Robert Barron’s underestimation of the Second Vatican Council (WCR, Aug. 20) was a welcome respite from those currently having their way with its meaning and relevance.