According to an agreement between the Spanish state and the Holy See, in order to be a religion teacher in Spain the candidate must receive a “ecclesiastical declaration of suitability” from the local bishop, who can withdraw this permission for legitimate reasons.
The body of Servant of God Patrick Ryan, a Tennessee priest who died in 1878 caring for victims of Chattanooga’s yellow fever epidemic, was moved and reinterred at the city’s Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica over the weekend.
Pope Francis’ message was sent on the second day of the 32nd Medjugorje Youth Festival taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug. 1-8.
Retired Albany Bishop Admits Returning Accused Priests to Ministry Without Notifying Law Enforcement
Bishop Howard Hubbard led the diocese from 1977 until 2014.
‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us,’ the Holy Father reminded the faithful on Aug. 1.