- Jul 8, 2020
A trust fund that supports a Catholic school network in inner-city Memphis, Tennessee, is running dry, forcing diocesan officials to announce that the schools will close at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Second Vatican Council’s document on the Church in the modern world was the culmination of the council’s efforts “to descend from the icy heights of abstraction to respond to human lives as they really are being lived,” said Jesuit Father John O’Malley, a leading historian.
To help parishes, groups, individuals and families better prepare for the World Meeting of Families, Vatican organizers are releasing a multimedia series of catechetical materials in five languages online.
San Salvador Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez, who prayed and lobbied for the extension of TPS for Salvadoran nationals, is critical that U.S. decision-makers did not think of families both in the United States and in El Salvador.
Pope Francis said he told the bishops and priests of Chile to be uncompromising when it comes to protecting minors from sexual abuse and to trust that God will purify and renew his church during this time of trial.
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, said during a Jan. 18 interview with Catholic News Service that unity among all people is “at the heart of the mission of the church.”