Category Archives: Church News

Cardinal Shift

I nearly missed this news. “To heal Newark” is part of Rocco’s headline. That’s a good story for the people of Northern New Jersey. Bishops, archbishops, and now even a cardinal-to-be routinely switch from auxiliary slots to smaller dioceses as … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Church News | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Cardinals

It’s been some time since I got excited about the College of Cardinals. I’ve long thought that how cardinals were chosen needed some upgrading. Lay people and women, please. But if they needed to be bishops, then the best bishops, … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Church News | Tagged | 6 Comments

Rabbis on Christianity

One of my facebook friends posted this news on a statement from Orthodox Jewish rabbis on Christianity. Catholicism got a special shout-out: We recognize that since the Second Vatican Council the official teachings of the Catholic Church about Judaism have … Continue reading

Posted in Church News | Leave a comment

Clarification, and Reform2 Too

Some clarification from the Vatican on Cardinal Sarah. Translation from the Italian is here. From the press release: There are not, therefore, any new liturgical directives beginning next Advent as some have wrongly inferred from the words of Cardinal Sarah, … Continue reading

Posted in Church News, Liturgy | Tagged | 1 Comment

Appointment for Bishops

With the appointment of Archbishop Cupich to the Congregation of Bishops, does this mean we’ll be seeing a sea change in those who head American sees? More bishops aligned with the priorities of Pope Francis? That’s what most people seem … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Church News | 3 Comments

Recommending East

Frequent commenter Melody asked about this a bit earlier. I’ve seen it on Facebook and at PrayTell. So a few things come to mind. First, the hosting organization is solidly in the traditional/pre-conciliar camp. So if Cardinal Sarah gets “prolonged … Continue reading

Posted in Church News, Liturgy | Tagged | 9 Comments

Of Lament

RNS reported on a Service of Lament in a diocese where I once served. If we had still lived there, I would have asked the young miss to go with me. A few of her classmates were among those victimized. … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Church News | Leave a comment