Vatican
CNA/EWTN News
Document on priestly formation discusses issues of clericalism, homosexuality and the protection of minors, among other things.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Pro-lifers are hopeful Gov. John Kasich will sign the legislation, banning abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected, into law.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Twenty-three academics say clarification is urgent as they believe the barque of Peter is "drifting perilously like a ship without a rudder" and shows signs of "incipient disintegration".
Blogs
Stephanie Mann
As always, the martyrs inspire devotion and imitation, even among those who do not die as witnesses to Jesus, but try to live as faithful disciples.
Nation
Dustin Siggins
Baronelle Stutzman is appealing a fine levied against her for declining to provide flowers for a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony.
Vatican
Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Angelus address marking the feast in which the Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception of Mary, honoring the Catholic dogma that she was conceived without sin.
Blogs
Susan Klemond
“If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime,” said Pope Benedict XVI.
Blogs
Susanna Spencer
A zeal for the law and tradition is only rigid when it lacks charity and trust in the Holy Spirit, and it is charity and trust that will keep traditionalists from the coldness of rigidity.
Blogs
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In this glorious dogma the Church upholds not only the incarnation of Jesus Christ the Son of God, but also re-affirms that God works miraculously through individuals who, through his grace, change the course of history.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Coinciding with publication of new and updated guidelines on priestly formation, Cardinal Beniamino Stella says that seminaries should focus on pastoral discernment and form priests to be "without rigidity, hypocrisy."
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