by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2021 / 14:25 pm In a series of tweets from his personal social media account over the weekend, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the U.S. bishops “partisan hypocrites” and dared them to deny him Communion over his support for contraception, legal abortion, and
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 30, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis on Friday amended part of a law issued last year regulating Vatican City’s judicial system, now allowing the court of first instance to rule on criminal trials of bishops and cardinals. The law previously said
Dear Father: I have a question regarding godparents. It seems mandatory that a godparent be a Catholic. I could have a Catholic be a godparent and move three years after the baptism to another state. The child would only rarely see them, possibly only on holidays. I could ask a non-catholic
Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2021 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics say that President Joe Biden, who has contradicted Church teaching on abortion, marriage, and gender ideology, should be allowed to receive Communion. According to a Pew Research Center survey released on Tuesday, 67% of U.S. Catholics
March 18, 2021 The Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, each year on March 19. This year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday in Lent. According to Canon law, “Abstinence from eating meat or some other food according to
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 4, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has changed canon law to require a bishop to have permission from the Holy See prior to establishing a new religious institute in his diocese, further strengthening Vatican oversight over the process. With a Nov.
Question of Faith: May a Catholic be “ordained” to officiate at a wedding outside the Catholic Church?
In the age of the internet, it is possible to be “ordained” a minister in a matter of minutes. The virtual churches that offer online ordinations do not require any education or training. They style themselves as “multi-denominational” or “nondenominational,” and do not ask for assent to a specific Creed
Q: Does a prenuptial agreement invalidate a sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church? I have heard that it is only a legal arrangement, but others say it renders the marriage null because the spouses are not giving all of themselves. Please explain. A: The existence of a prenuptial agreement is
The director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Tribunal Office, Sisters of Mercy Victoria Vondenberger, received the highest honor in the nation for people who work in the field of canon law when the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA) presented her with the 2017 Role of Law Award at its
Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) Updated: 10:30 a.m. — While a juridical process is necessary for making accurate judgments, the Catholic Church’s marriage annulment process must be quicker, cheaper and much more of a pastoral ministry, Pope Francis said.