- Jul 9, 2020
On Good Friday Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, said the COVID-19 coronavirus ought to be a turning point to end wars and fuel solidarity, and that the biggest thing people should fear is not an economic recession, but the further loss of humanity.
On June 27, the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice, more or less the equivalent of a District Attorney, ordered two tombs located near the statue to be opened in an effort to determine if Emanuela Orlandi’s remains are actually there.
The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household.
Although the weeklong retreat for U.S. Catholic bishops emphasized quiet reflection, several bishops spoke out on social media during the retreat and after it wrapped up Jan. 8 with positive reaction about it.
More than 70 turned out to support the U.S. bishops who are gathered at the Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake for a retreat to rebuild trust among the faithful as questions continue to revolve around their handling of clergy sex abuse.
An inside look at what to expect when the U.S. bishops gather for a closed-door retreat to start 2019.