Vatican halts German diocesan plan to turn 800 parishes into 35

CNA Staff, Jun 10, 2020 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- The Vatican has intervened to halt a controversial plan to reorganize a German diocese.   Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier met with the heads of the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in...

Analysis: Archbishop Gregory promised the truth. Has he told it?

Denver Newsroom, Jun 10, 2020 / 01:11 pm (CNA).- At the press conference announcing his appointment as Washington’s new shepherd, Archbishop Wilton Gregory made a pledge: “I will always tell you the truth as I understand it.” A year after the archbishop’s installation...

Letter #11, June 10, 2020: The Root of the Problem

    Dear Friends,     Today I am sending another letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 79. We are going on a live Zoom program in a few minutes, so I do not have time to comment at length on the letter. (If you would like to join the Zoom program, which is free, go...

Can Contraceptives Be Taken for Therapeutic Purposes?

By E. Christian Brugger | Q. I decided finally to read John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” (TOB). But before I did, I read “Humanae Vitae” (HV), since TOB is heavily based on that papal encyclical. I see paragraph 14 condemns… Read the Whole Article at its...

Prayer is a ‘fight’ with God, pope says at audience

True prayer is a “fight” with God in which those who think they are strong are humbled and faced with the reality of their own mortal condition, Pope Francis said. Read the Whole Article at its Original...