Victims speak of abuse to pope
Apr 18 2008
WASHINGTON – Pope Benedict XVI held an unscheduled meeting with victims of priestly sexual abuse, shortly after pledging the church’s continued efforts to help heal the wounds caused by such acts.
Text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at Nationals Park
Apr 17 2008
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
“Peace be with you!” (Jn 20:19). With these, the first words of the risen Lord to his disciples, I greet all of you in the joy of this Easter season. Before all else, I thank God for the blessing of being in your midst. I am particularly grateful to Archbishop Wuerl for his kind words of welcome.
Faithful excited to be part of papal Mass in Washington
Apr 17 2008
WASHINGTON – The tumultuous applause that greeted Pope Benedict XVI at the beginning of the April 17 Mass in Nationals Park was indicative of the excitement of the faithful at attending the first public U.S. Mass celebrated by the pope, who is concluding his third year as pontiff.
Nine-year-old boy gets impromptu audience with pope
Apr 16 2008
WASHINGTON – Before Pope Benedict XVI headed to a prayer service with the U.S. bishops April 16, he had a series of brief encounters with an extremely small group of people both inside the Vatican nunciature and outside it.
Response to sex abuse must go beyond compliance, archbishop says
Apr 15 2008
SEATTLE – Catholic leaders must move beyond an attitude of simple compliance with safe environment initiatives and instead join in “a ministry of conversion” that will lead to a broader societal effort to end the sexual abuse of children, Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle said April 8.
Theme 'Christ our Hope' prepares us to welcome the Holy Father
Apr 10 2008
Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming apostolic journey to the United States will soon make headlines, locally, nationally and internationally. How will we, the Catholic faithful, welcome and celebrate the presence of the successor of St. Peter among us? Why do we look forward to the pope’s April 15-20 visit to Washington and New York as so much more than a media event? How might this papal visit become an occasion of grace for each one of us personally and for the Church in America - a moment of intense faith, greater charity and renewed hope?
Nun pleads guilty to theft from the Omaha Archdiocese
Apr 04 2008
OMAHA, Neb. – Notre Dame Sister Barbara Markey, internationally renowned for her pioneering work in marriage preparation, has pled guilty to a charge of stealing more than $1,500 from the Omaha Archdiocese.