- Feb 21, 2020
A Catholic university founded by nuns in New Jersey more than 80 years ago announced Tuesday that its next leader will be the school’s first male lay president.
n an effort to rebuild and heal the Catholic Church in the wake of the sex abuse crisis, women and lay leaders have taken a more central role in the process of bringing families back to Mass.
A new “pastoral framework for marriage and family life” should be ready for a vote by the U.S. bishops by next November at the latest, according to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
For someone who was not raised a Catholic and a decade ago did not understand the meaning behind the phrase “vocations crisis,” Rhonda Gruenewald is a quick study.
Most of the discussion on abuse inside the Catholic Church has focused on priests, yet with numerous scandals erupting inside lay movements and associations, experts and Vatican officials are increasingly engaging these entities on the issue.
According to French art historian and guide Pawel Clapak, the fact that the cathedral is still standing with its treasures largely preserved is nothing short of a miracle.