- May 26, 2020
American Cardinal Raymond Burke, often styled as a conservative opponent of Pope Francis, says that he told the pontiff ‘The only way I can serve you is by speaking the truth in the best and clearest way possible,’ to which Francis replied, ‘That’s what I want.’
The wife of a Brazilian man who miraculously recovered from life-threatening brain abscesses in 2008 says doctors may have been puzzled over what happened, but not her: “Now me, I knew. I knew that Mother Teresa had cured Marcilio.”
The miracle that cleared the way for Mother Teresa to be declared a saint on Sept. 4 involves the healing of young Brazilian engineer from brain abscesses. In this interview, David Van Biema interviews the man and his wife about their experience, part of the new book “Mother Teresa: A Modern Saint” from Time.
A producer of the latest “Ben Hur” remake, which opens today, says, “My faith is important to me as a Catholic and I feel that the values in this film are important and valuable .. in a world that’s uncertain, with fear and confusion, the central themes of forgiveness and reconciliation are needed now more than ever.”
Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles says he was given three marching orders by his new boss, Archbishop Jose Gomez: ‘Be present, give hope and teach doctrine.’ Combining pop culture savvy with deep erudition, Barron is trying to accomplish each, and in his spare time, he also wants to evangelize Hollywood.
An official with the Faith Outreach Program at the Humane Society of the United States believes that, “When we do something to protect animals, it has significance beyond just helping that animal. It’s part of a larger restorative effort that mends our relationships with one another and God as well.”