- May 27, 2020
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families wanted a youth-only area where teens could listen to live music, talk about what’s on their minds and just have some “crazy fun.”
In a keynote address at the World Meeting of Families on Friday, Cardinal Mario Zenari outlined the atrocities lived by families in Syria and other conflict zones, who respond to immense suffering with peace and courage.
Machismo, new forms of colonialism, widespread poverty, violence and lack of access to resources are among the areas where the Church has struggled to offer a preferential option for the poor, Archbishop Ricardo Tobon Restrepo of Medellin said Aug. 23.
Two seminarians who said they had been abused by former-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick reached settlements with three dioceses in the mid-2000s. What is less clear was the depth of involvement of each bishop, all of them from New Jersey, in the settlements, and what they did with that knowledge.
A new documentary, “John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace,” makes the case that the pope’s trip to Ireland in 1979 played a key role in ending the Troubles and bringing about peace in Northern Ireland.
A lacerating grand jury report on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania is especially difficult reading for a church where five of the accused priests served as pastor.