“What would the Church be without you? She would lack maternity, affection, tenderness!” VATICAN CITY, May 08, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is a translation of Francis’ address today to the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) * * * Dear Sisters! I am happy to meet with you today and I wish to greet each [...]
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Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious, has dismissed claims from the Vatican that remarks he made to NCR about a controversial 2012 criticism of U.S. Catholic sisters were misinterpreted, saying he backs NCR‘s report as “very precise.” In his remarks at the gathering of the International Union of Superiors General on Monday, Braz de [...]
The NCR reports candid remarks of Cardinal to 800+ leaders of women’s communities gathered in Rome… “The controversial Vatican decision last year to place the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters under the control of bishops was made without consultation or knowledge of the Vatican office that normally deals with matters of religious life, the [...]
“May God forgive you!” said the Pope Francis in his response to a toast from those who elected him. (Cardinal Dolan on CNN) Related FAMVIN Posts:Join the Cardinals in prayerHoly Spirit and the CardinalsTwenty two new cardinals and the next Pope?Pope: Don’t be “backseat Christians”Pope’s Address to Women Religious Superiors
Rev. Eduardo Mangiarotti, an Argentine priest. described Cardinal Bergoglio, as a man of action, and someone who can command attention. “When he preaches, he’s a man who can make the people listen to him. And not only Catholic people, I mean not only the people who belong to the church, but he’s also very known nationwide. The [...]
In their own words… “We live in the most unequal part of the world, which has grown the most yet reduced misery the least,” Cardinal Bergoglio said during a gathering of Latin American bishops in 2007. “The unjust distribution of goods persists, creating a situation of social sin that cries out to Heaven and limits [...]
Starting at 10 a.m. CET (5 a.m. EDT / 2 a.m. PDT), The Huffington Post will live stream the pro eligendo Pontifice Mass, or the Mass for the Election of the Roman Pontiff. The Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals will preside over the [...]
A writer for the Catholic New Service offers some advice. A few days ago, Hillary wrote a great blog postoffering advice to secular journalists covering the upcoming conclave. I’d like to add my own thoughts, since this is a topic I find particularly troubling. So, all you reporters preparing to cover the papal election next week, [...]
Anita Crane writes… New Evangelization Television (NET) continues its historic series VATICAN II: INSIDE THE COUNCIL in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington – and Episode 3 “Lumen Gentium & The Church” debuts on Thursday,March 7 at 8:30 PM ET. NET is a division of DeSales Media Group, media outreach of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn led by Bishop Nicholas [...]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops suggests the following prayer as the Cardinal gather in Conclave to elect a new Pope. O God, eternal shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church who will please you by his holiness and to us show [...]
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