- Aug 9, 2020
Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, 71, had led the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2003 until it ceased to exist Sept.1 of this year. Now he will be the archpriest of Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major.
Through Mary, “we learn to open our hearts to obey God; in her self-denial, we see the importance of tending to the needs of others; in her tears, we find the strength to console those experiencing pain,” Pope Francis said Saturday, during a special jubilee weekend dedicated to Mary.
Q. I am an Irish Catholic/Catholic-school kid, now 68 years old, and this is what I want to know: Given the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy, how can my Church allow Bernard Law to remain a priest — no longer in Boston, but at the Vatican, no less?