Spencer Tracy, Hollywood priest
Jul 24 2011
NEW YORK – Screen legend Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), who won one of his two Academy Awards for portraying a priest during Hollywood’s golden age, played Catholic clergymen three other times, but was never comfortable with it, reveals a forthcoming book about the star.
Blogging for clarity: Fides launches site for Chinese Catholics
Jul 17 2011
VATICAN CITY – Sometimes the need for delicacy in handling politically sensitive situations conflicts with the need of the faithful to have clear guidance. That’s what seems to be going on with the Vatican’s China policy, particularly surrounding the ordination in June of a bishop without papal approval.
Pope sends delegation to South Sudan independence celebration
Jul 08 2011
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI named an official delegation to represent him at the July 9 independence celebrations in Southern Sudan and charged members with conveying his hopes for “peace and prosperity” to citizens of the world’s newest nation.
Cardinal Newman Society and Mount St. Mary’s form partnership
Jun 30 2011
The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education, a division of The Cardinal Newman Society, will relocate to Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg under the leadership of Monsignor Stuart Swetland, effective July 1.
Vatican prepares document on clergy-laity relationship
Jun 30 2011
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is studying a possible document on the relationship of clergy and laity, which touches on the sensitive issue of the administration of the church’s goods, Vatican sources said.