Teenager to be canonised during youth synod

Pope Francis has added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognise as saints on October 14 during the month-long meeting of the world synod of bishops on young people. During an ordinary public consistory on July 19, Pope Francis announced...

Priest in Scotland wants to visit in jail the man who robbed him

Motherwell, Scotland, Jul 21, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Patrick Hennessy, who was robbed and attacked in May at his rectory in Scotland, says he has forgiven his robber and wants to visit him in prison to give him pastoral care. Michael McTaggart, 41,...

The Collusion and Confusion of Catholic Bishops

What is to be made of the increasing moral confusion and seeming collusion of the Catholic bishops in the new wave of sexual scandals? Ed Condon at Catholic News Agency outlines the problem here. He points out that the case of Cardinal McCarrick is just one of a...

Un foyer à construire

Le pape François donne de précieux conseils au sujet des jeunes couples et de leur avenir. Il invite à reconnaître que la célébration du mariage n’en fait pas un couple achevé. « L’union est...

The Value of Mistakes

It turns out I made a mistake.  In two previous posts, I wrote about the too-often forgotten virtue of prudence. In the more recent, I pointed out that professors can’t really teach prudence in a classroom because we lack experience in the areas in which...