COVID-19 has helped highlight the gap between the methods of modern communication available to the Church and their pitiful use in practice.
A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed beginning a trial in November to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell in 2018.
A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office said Tuesday.
The Munich statistical office told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, May 26 that 10,744 Catholics formally withdrew from the Church in 2019. It noted that this was a fifth higher than in 2018, when 8,995 people left.
A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in the 1980s for bringing Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan died this month at the age of 98.
How do Catholics understand Mary’s participation in the redemptive work of Christ, and why does it matter?