Catholic Church

March 17, 2014

A Year of Grace for the Church and the World

COMMENTARY

March 10, 2014

Pope Francis Chooses Global Leadership for Vatican Economic Office

The move follows the Holy Father’s guidelines, as set out in his Feb. 24 ‘motu proprio’ Fidelis Dispensator et Prudens (For the Management of the Economic Aspects of the Holy See).

March 7, 2014

Francis Gives an Ignatian Twist to the 2014 Vatican Lenten Retreat

Drawing on the spirituality of the founder of his Jesuit order, the Holy Father has moved this year’s retreat to a secluded retreat center near Castel Gandolfo.

March 7, 2014

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Alleged Miracle Passes Major Vatican Test

The Vatican’s medical team unanimously approved the healing of a stillborn baby as unexplainable by science, marking a major step toward the beatification of the beloved American archbishop.

March 5, 2014

Ukrainian Priest Discusses His Homeland and the Perils of the Russian Presence in Crimea

A Register interview with Father Yuriy Sakvuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

February 26, 2014

Benedict XVI Affirms Absolute Validity of His Resignation

The Italian daily newspaper La Stampa published excerpts of a letter from the pope emeritus, who called speculation over his abdication ‘absurd.’

February 24, 2014

Exorcisms in Indiana Reflect God’s Healing Power

While mainstream accounts of the incident focus on the demonic, Catholic experts point to the dominion of God and his Church.

February 24, 2014

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: This Is a Church, Not a Royal Court

At a consistory attended by Pope Emeritus Benedict, the Holy Father gave the red biretta to the 19 newest members of the College of Cardinals.

February 20, 2014

Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop Kurtz to Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Cardinal Leonardi Sandri was confirmed as prefect of the department, which oversees relations with the 22 Eastern Churches in communion with the Holy See.

February 19, 2014

Ukraine at the Breaking Point: 26 Dead, but Spirit Undefeated

As protesters face off against armed riot police in Kiev, Church leaders in Ukraine and the U.S. express support for the beleaguered anti-government 'Euromaidan Movement.'

February 18, 2014

Register Radio: Exorcisms in Gary, Ind. / Spiritual Formation Program in Kansas City, Kan.

February 10, 2014

San Francisco Project to Promote Beauty in Liturgy and Music

The Benedict XVI Institute was launched in part ‘to recover a sense of our sacred music,’ Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said.

February 8, 2014

U.N. Committee to Vatican: Change Church Teaching

Catholic experts on how the U.N. operates say this week’s controversial report demonstrates the out-of-control radicalism of the committees that monitor United Nations treaties.

February 7, 2014

The New Rights at the U.N. Are Dead Wrong

COMMENTARY: The current stance of the Committee on the Rights of the Child reflects a worrisome shift in all the developed nations of the world — including the United States.

January 30, 2014

Soap-Opera Economics

COMMENTARY: Why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching about the economy.

December 11, 2013

SSPX and the Church Dialogue in Limbo

Relations with the traditionalist society, which is outside full communion with the Church, have deteriorated since mid-2012, but hope remains for full reconciliation.

November 26, 2013

‘Evangelii Gaudium’: The Joy of the Missionary Disciple

Register commentary on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation.

November 26, 2013

Begin a ‘New Chapter’ of Joyful Evangelization, Pope Francis Encourages

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation to all the Christian faithful addresses a wide array of evangelical challenges and invites them to renew their joy in Christ.

November 14, 2013

U.S. Bishops’ New Leaders Commit to Battle the ‘Culture of Indifference’

President-elect Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said immigration, defense of marriage and religious freedom and protection of human life are all part of the Church’s response to society’s threats against human dignity.

November 12, 2013

Pope Francis: Entrust Yourself to the Loving Hands That Formed You

People must choose to face death ‘belonging to the devil’ or entrusting themselves to the loving hands of God, the Pope said.

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