Opinion

Opinion

Catholic leaders within the United States ought to think about finding out a proposal made by Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, the vice chairman of the German bishops’ convention, who has inspired a considerate dialogue on whether or not Catholic clergymen would possibly supply a kind of blessing for Catholics in same-sex relationships. “Although ‘marriage for all’ […]

Pope Francis Criticized Family Separations Before Policy’s Reversal

Pope Francis Criticized Family Separations Before Policy’s Reversal

ROME — Before President Trump’s about-face on Wednesday, Pope Francis criticized the administration’s separation of migrant children from their dad and mom, saying in an interview earlier this week that “populism is not the solution” to a migration disaster that’s reworking world politics. In a uncommon sit-down interview, Francis told Reuters that “I am on […]

Pope Calls Abortion ‘White Glove’ Equivalent of Nazi Crimes

Pope Calls Abortion ‘White Glove’ Equivalent of Nazi Crimes

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday because the “white glove” equal of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged households to just accept the youngsters that God offers them. Francis spoke off the cuff to a gathering of an Italian household affiliation. The Vatican didn’t instantly present a transcript of his remarks, however […]

Police in Chile Search Catholic Church Offices in Abuse Investigation

Police in Chile Search Catholic Church Offices in Abuse Investigation

SANTIAGO, Chile — The police and prosecutors raided Roman Catholic Church places of work in two Chilean cities on Wednesday in search of recordsdata, investigative stories and paperwork associated to a sexual abuse scandal that has broken the clergy’s status in Chile. The shock raids focused the headquarters of Santiago’s Ecclesiastical Court and the bishop’s […]

A Safe Haven for Giacometti’s Restored Studio

A Safe Haven for Giacometti’s Restored Studio

PARIS — In December 1926, the younger Alberto Giacometti moved right into a small rented studio at 46, rue Hippolyte-Maindron, within the 14th Arrondissement of Paris. In that tiny ground-floor area, lower than 300 sq. toes, poorly lit and for many years with out operating water, he produced masterpieces of contemporary artwork. After Giacometti died […]

Pope Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop Tied to Abuse Scandal

Pope Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop Tied to Abuse Scandal

Pressure on Francis continued to construct within the days after his return to Rome. He then despatched Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, the Vatican’s main intercourse crimes investigator, to speak to Mr. Karadima’s victims within the United States and in Chile about Bishop Barros. Archbishop Scicluna spoke to 64 folks and gave Francis a 2,300-page […]

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’

Japanese, American, British, French and Norwegian cash managers have been additionally on the listing, in keeping with information accounts, in addition to the chief govt of the funding agency BlackRock and a former power secretary underneath President Barack Obama. Paul J. Browne, a Notre Dame spokesman, mentioned the college’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, […]

As Ireland Joins Europe’s Sprint From Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South

As Ireland Joins Europe’s Sprint From Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South

Anger towards Francis generally rises to the floor. Monsignor Edward Staniek, a distinguished Polish priest who’s intent on defending conventional Catholic values from secularization, stated earlier this yr that he prayed Francis would agree along with his considering on the issue or have “a quick passage to the house of the Father.” In Hungary, many […]

Happy Error: The Week in Classical Music

Happy Error: The Week in Classical Music

Loyal listeners! There’s some fantastic music right here so that you can blast on the boombox this weekend whilst you grill the burgers. (Unless you’re going to New York Philharmonic on Saturday night for a wonderful program of Berio and Strauss.) I’ve been tremendous late to take heed to Sarah Cahill’s luminous recording of piano […]

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

ROME — A Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse has mentioned that Pope Francis advised him in a personal assembly this month that God had made him homosexual and that each God and the pontiff liked him that approach, a exceptional expression of inclusion for the chief of the Roman Catholic Church. “He said to […]