St. Maria’s 1950 canonization had to be moved to St. Peter’s Square because of the enormous crowd. It was the first open-air canonization in history.
By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh
In a 2009 interview with Register correspondent Edward Pentin, the Italian composer reflects on his life of writing for the movies — and his faith.
By Edward Pentin
The Catholic Church can only rebuild trust in its handling of clerical abuse by “taking responsibility for clarifying all crimes and omissions,” the Primate of Poland said Monday.
The United States and Poland are forever linked through General Tadeusz Kościuszko.
By Carrie Gress
Ennio Morricone, an Oscar-winning Italian composer honored by Pope Francis, has died at the age of 91.
The Italian news agency Ansa reported July 6 that Morricone died in a Rome hospital Monday after he was admitted days earlier with a fractured femur. Morricone’s lawyer Giorgio Assumma said that the composer died at dawn “with the comfort of faith.”
A Rome native, he composed more than 100 classical works and 400 movie and television soundtracks.
An English bishop has said that parishes have seen “dramatic fall” in income as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury urged the government to step in to help dioceses struggling financially as a result of the pandemic.