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Pope accepts resignation of liturgy prefect

By Catholic News Service | February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 75-year-old Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. A new prefect of the worship congregation was not announced. Like bishops, cardinals are required to offer the Pope their resignations when they turn 75. … Read More about Pope accepts resignation of liturgy prefect

Prince William relative moves closer to sainthood

By Catholic News Service | February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) – A priest related to Princes William and Harry took a major step closer to sainthood when Pope Francis declared him venerable. Like St John Henry Newman, Passionist Father Ignatius Spencer is considered one of the towering figures of the 19th-century revival of English Catholicism, often referred … Read More about Prince William relative moves closer to sainthood

Justice is working, says US archbishop about St Junipero Serra statue vandalism case

By Catholic News Service | February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said the “justice system is working” following the arraignment of five people on charges of felony vandalism for toppling a St Junipero Serra statue outside a Catholic church last October. This matter “will soon rest in the hands of a … Read More about Justice is working, says US archbishop about St Junipero Serra statue vandalism case

Awards season boosts choice

By Nevil Gibson | February 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The annual Hollywood awards season is late arriving, but that doesn’t mean it has lost its impact or importance. In fact, it has suddenly brought more choice for both big screen and home viewing. The delay, of course, is Covid-19 related, as most cinemas in North America, Europe, and much … Read More about Awards season boosts choice

Holy See budget deficit expected for 2021

By Catholic News Service | February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In the wake of the economic fallout due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy said it expects a multimillion-dollar deficit in its budget for 2021. In a statement released on February 19, the Vatican said Pope Francis signed off on the Holy See’s … Read More about Holy See budget deficit expected for 2021

Catholic academic to give talk on importance of memory

By NZ Catholic Staff | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

A New Zealand Catholic academic, who is interested in public uses of the past and how communities make sense of violence and trauma, will give at talk at Devonport, on Auckland’s North Shore, in late February. The talk by Dr Rowan Light, an Auckland University historian of memory and commemoration, … Read More about Catholic academic to give talk on importance of memory