The recent Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox provides an opportunity to review the differences between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
‘The spiritual missions of Thérèse of Lisieux and Elizabeth of the Trinity coincide,’ says scholar Anthony Lilles of the nun who will be canonized in October.
According to sociologist Rodney Stark, China’s intellectuals are increasingly convinced ‘Eastern religions don’t fit the modern world they’re engaged in and that they need to look to the West to find philosophies and religions.’
The Vatican’s prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reminded his fellow countryman that ‘the president of an episcopal conference is nothing more than a technical moderator, and he does not have any particular magisterial authority.’
The pope emeritius has spoken decisively against reception of Communion for the divorced and remarried on several occasions, reversing a different theological opinion he offered in 1972.
In his weekly general audience, the Holy Father reflected on his just-concluded apostolic visit to the Asian nation.
Bishops from around the world will gather in Rome Oct. 5-19 to discuss 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.'
The U.S. bishops must give people hope that they can ‘create joyful and solid families,’ said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.
Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth discusses his role as shepherd in an increasingly secular society.
An archdiocesan spokesman discounts media criticism, noting that most teachers are happy with the contract’s guidelines about conforming to Catholic principles.