Here’s how Benedict XVI will celebrate his 65th anniversary as a priest

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 29 Benedict XVI will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – a milestone he will commemorate in a special ceremony with Pope Francis inside the Vatican’s apostolic palace. Announced by the Ratzinger Foundation, the ceremony will take place at the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic […]

Church’s role in Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebration remains secret

MONTREAL (CNS) — As Montreal prepares to celebrate its 375th anniversary in 2017, it is yet unclear how the city will honor its Catholic heritage. Although Mayor Denis Coderre has offered reassuring words on the matter, many political and religious voices fear Montreal’s rich religious history will be put aside. “Be patient,” Coderre told Catholic […]

Pope: Euthanasia is triumph of selfishness, not act of compassion

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Growing acceptance of euthanasia does not indicate increased compassion, but highlights the rise of a selfish “throwaway culture” that casts aside the sick, the dying and those who do not satisfy the perceived requirements of a healthy life, Pope Francis said. In a culture that is increasingly “technological and individualistic,” some […]

Catholic Charities in Minnesota archdiocese to end two longtime services

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — In the coming months, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis will close its Seton Prenatal Clinic and cease its adoption program. Citing declining numbers, and changes in health care regulations and industry trends, Tim Marx, the agency’s president and CEO, said the clinic, which provides health care to low-income […]