According to Pope Benedict, the Year of Faith seeks to help Catholics appreciate their faith and deepen their relationship with God.
A group charged by Archbishop John Nienstedt to make recommendations to him to help ensure the strength and sustainability of Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese is on schedule to deliver its report by the June 27 deadline.
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has commissioned the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University to conduct a survey of readers of Catholic media.
The survey will be available on CARA’s website until July 15, 2011.
The Catholic Church is suffering mightily today from two self-inflicted wounds.
The first is the clerical sex abuse scandal, involving the gross violation of the most vulnerable members of the community by some priests and the countenancing or enabling of this crime by some bishops. This outrage has been the perfect storm. Not only has it deeply wounded young people; it has also compromised the work of the church in almost every way, since it has undermined so thoroughly the credibility that the church requires in order to teach, preach, catechize, and evangelize.