How might papal transition affect Sheen sainthood cause?

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, presents the “positio” on the life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to Pope Benedict XVI in May of 2011. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post Many things are put on hold during a time of transition between popes, but the cause for the beatification and canonization of […]

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Who are you wearing?

The oddly phrased question was obligatory for anyone interviewing celebrities on the red carpet Sunday evening at the Oscars: “Who are you wearing?” In other words, who designed your dress? Who gave you that necklace? Jessica Chastain was wearing Armani. Halle Berry was decked out in Versace. Charlize Theron wore Dior. And surprise best picture […]

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What the church needs now: Synod gives clues to priorities

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — One task facing the College of Cardinals already has been completed: A job description for the Catholic Church’s chief evangelizer already is written. He must be humble, but firmly grounded in church teaching; joyful and enthusiastic; willing to listen to and dialogue with others; and courageous in defending human rights, including […]

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Between popes: Vatican business continues as usual — almost

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI officially leaves office at 8 p.m. Feb. 28, most of the top-level Vatican officials lose their jobs, but that does not mean the majority of Vatican employees get a vacation. Although Catholics inside and outside the Vatican love to complain about its unwieldy bureaucracy, coordinating the universal […]

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Pope considering last-minute changes to conclave rules

Photo Caption: Pope Benedict XVI greets Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan during a private audience at the Vatican Feb. 16. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI is considering making some changes to the conclave rules and rituals before he leaves office Feb. 28, the Vatican spokesman […]

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Parish mission in Galesburg to feature noted pro-life priest

GALESBURG — Father Matthew Habiger, OSB, a longtime pro-life advocate, will present a parish mission sponsored by Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2401 N. Broad St., and planned for Feb. 24-27. Sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the parish activity center, and the sacrament of reconciliation will be available one hour […]

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Watch The Catholic Post’s new 4-minute promotional video

Photo Caption: The Catholic Post’s 2013 Delivering Unity Campaign continues. Every gift is a subscription. View our new video for more details! The Catholic Post’s 2013 Delivering Unity Campaign is off to a fast start. Thank you to all who have already sent contributions to support our mission, and to the parishes for their promotion […]

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Msgr. Rohlfs receives high honor from Pope Benedict XVI

Photo Caption: Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs has been elevated to the rank of Protonotary Apostolic, the top level of monsignor and considered the highest honor bestowed upon a priest. Pope Benedict XVI has elevated Msgr. Steven Rohlfs, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria now serving as rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, […]

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Newly released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert star in a scene from the movie “Beautiful Creatures.” The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience. Rating: By Catholic News Service The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film […]

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