Renew International, which has been offering small-group parish renewal series since the 1970s, has put together a six-week series for parishioners on dealing with the current clergy sexual abuse crisis.
As Pope Francis called for “an all-out battle against the abuse of minors,” Bishop Alfred Schlert said he was encouraged that specific proposals to hold bishops accountable were discussed when Church leaders from around the world attended the Vatican Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church. (Click on the headline above to read the whole statement)
The celebration is the central celebration in Vietnamese culture because it pays respect to one’s ancestors and celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar. It is the major festival in Vietnam and, for even the most acculturated Vietnamese settled in other countries, it remains the major occasion on which to celebrate their Vietnamese heritage.
Tony and Theresa Farina are volunteer kitchen helpers at LaSalle Academy in Shillington, serving up equal doses of cafeteria food and octogenarian wisdom to elementary students.
Prayer must guide and inform the bishops meeting in Rome and the urgent renewal needed in dioceses and parishes around the world. So we invite you and your families to join the Knights of Columbus in praying a special “Novena for Repentance, Renewal and Rebuilding” from Feb. 20-28. Together, our prayers will make a difference.
The Holy Father’s decision to defrock former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick demonstrates the Church’s strong resolve to right the wrongs associated with past clergy sexual abuse. Click on the headline above to read the whole statement.