On the night of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral, Cardinal George Pell hosted a dinner in his apartment for a group of like-minded mourners, and all present were delighted that the heroic Cardinal Joseph Zen […]
Catholics around the world mourned a Churchman, a bishop who was for decades a pastoral and intellectual force for the Gospel — they mourned Cardinal George Pell, who died unexpectedly Jan. 10. I, too, mourn […]
In one of my last conversations with Cardinal Pell we talked about Margit Balogh’s biography of Cardinal Mindszenty, titled Victim of History. Balogh chose as the opening epigraph Mindszenty’s statement: “I shall keep on fighting…until […]
A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.
Rome, Italy, Jan 3, 2023 / 07:45 am (CNA).
The personnel of Cantina Tirolese in Rome will pay their final respects to Benedict XVI in St. … […]
Christianity haunts our culture. It appears to us as a phantom presence, pale shimmering and gossamer, which we glimpse from time to time – in places familiar, to make them strange; and in places strange, […]
The Catholic Church does something that sounds rather odd on November 18. On that date, the universal Church invites us to celebrate the dedication of the Churches of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome, which […]
Editor’s note: The following homily given on the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran at the Church of the Holy Innocents, New York City. The Church celebrates liturgical commemorations of […]
Spread throughout the world, in cathedrals and chapels, are perhaps three dozen rough iron nails claiming to be the nails that pierced the flesh of Christ. With so many claimants, there’s a temptation to dismiss […]