Friends and family members of Bishop-elect Andrew Cozzens will make important contributions to his episcopal ordination, both during the ceremony and in the lead up to the day.
Vinicio Riva, who is afflicted with neurofibromatosis, said receiving the pope’s loving embrace Nov. 6 at a general audience in St. Peter’s Square was like being in paradise.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the newly elected president of the USCCB, has been a bishop for nearly 14 years – but it’s as priest, family member and social worker that he describes himself.
“I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s a spiritual medicine. Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”
Pope Francis, encouraging people to pray the rosary, at the end of his Nov. 17 Sunday Angelus address
In a “special message” released Nov. 13, the U.S. bishops reiterated their objections to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employee insurance include contraceptive coverage and said they remain “united in our resolve to resist this heavy burden and protect our religious freedom.”
The goal of the Year of Faith, which concludes Nov. 24, has been to educate Catholics about basic church teachings, strengthen their faith and inspire them to share it with others. If it has succeeded, as organizers say it has, the credit ultimately lies less with its special projects and events than with the historic papal transition that occurred in its course.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is retaining Kinsale Management Consulting to conduct a third-party review of its clergy files.
St. Paul Police took the unusual step of calling a press conference to rebut information contained in a KSTP media report that falsely claimed Archbishop John Nienstedt and Father Peter Laird are the focus of a criminal investigation for obstruction of justice in a case involving alleged sexual misconduct committed by Father Jonathan Shelley.