Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland said he will reopen 12 parishes as directed by the Vatican to promote "peace and unity" in the diocese.
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Marking the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict, the Vatican is offering a "widget" – a software application – that will allow anyone with a website or blog to provide readers with automatically updated news and documents from the Vatican.
In what the Vatican described as an encouraging "step forward," the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has revised its response to a Vatican document laying out basic principles and criteria for interpreting Church teaching.
Pope Benedict has named Cardinal Thomas Collins to the Congregation for Catholic Education, which supports and guides the work of Catholic schools, universities and seminaries.
Re: “Christian unity is a mandate from Christ” (WCR April 2).
Re: “The Star of the North retires” (WCR, April 9).
Pope Benedict celebrated his 85th birthday with guests who treated him to Bavarian "oompah" music and folk dancing in the apostolic palace.
When the reputation of a student, teacher or school can be brought down by a YouTube posting, blog or anonymous email, educators need to be "more vigilant than ever."
A Missouri judge declined to dismiss misdemeanor charges of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse against Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which he heads.
Pope Benedict called for continued efforts to rid the world of land mines so that people could be free to walk the earth without fear of injury or death.