For 25 years, St. Louis University has been led by Fr. Lawrence Biondi. For nearly two centuries, it has been led by the Jesuits. Soon, it may be led by neither.
Faith & Parish
The North American Forum on the Catechumenate, which has offered workshops and resources for more than three decades, will close June 30.
Bishop Robert J. McManus was arrested Saturday in Narragansett, R.I., after allegedly being involved in a collision and driving away from the scene.
Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz of Dallas as bishop of El Paso, Texas.
The appointment was announced Monday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Seitz, 59, succeeds Bishop Armando Ochoa, who was named bishop of Fresno, Calif., in December 2011.
Seitz was born in Milwaukee in 1954. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and master's degrees in theology and divinity from the University of Dallas.
He was ordained a priest for the Dallas diocese in 1980.
Press Release from US Bishops' conference this morning:
Eight-year-old Erin Day's father was going to be in the hospital for her first Communion, so the church brought the celebration to him.
A March decision to decline official club status to a Knights of Columbus college council at Gonzaga University because the group was all male and exclusively Catholic has been reversed by Gonzaga president Thayne McCulloh.
Analysis: The addition of Kim Daniels, who is a leader of the conservative media lobby Catholic Voices USA, seems aimed at revamping the hierarchy's communications strategy.
In ahomily Sunday at Mass in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis encouraged young people to hang on to their ideals and pursue them.
While a conference geared toward issues of priest leadership can tend to be male-dominated, a few women also made appearances in Reno.
One was Dominican Sr. Terry Rickard, executive director and president of RENEW International, who addressed priests Wednesday morning as part of the 45th annual conference of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils.
Her talk centered on small communities and their role in nurturing renewal and the new evangelization.