- Mar 6, 2021
Defending our Catholic beliefs is important, but Catholic discipleship also is “about advancing the Gospel, not merely sustaining or protecting it,” Philadelphia’s archbishop said in an evening keynote address at the University of Mary in Bismarck March 20.
National Marriage Week is Feb. 7-14, 2019, in the U.S. Catholic Church. World Marriage Day is celebrated Feb. 10 this year.
Pope Francis has named Father Joseph L. Coffey and Father William J. Muhm as auxiliary bishops of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
Thanksgiving should be a daily attitude rather than an annual observance, according to an American Indian leader in Pennsylvania.
The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”
The more than 250 Catholic bishops from around the world meeting at the Vatican in October missed an opportunity to confront the global sex abuse crisis, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
According to German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, this month’s gathering of bishops at the Vatican is not a “Synod on Sexuality.”
Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is considered a rising star among the American hierarchy.