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’60 Minutes’ interview with Pope Francis

Pope Francis Norah O'Donnell

(OSV News) — In the latest comment from the Vatican on “Fiducia Supplicans,” the controversial declaration issued by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in December 2023 that includes guidelines on the blessing of same-sex couples, Pope Francis clarified that he didn’t allow blessings of “the union” but of “each person.” “What […]

Bishop McManus marks 20 years in the Diocese of Worcester

Bishop McManus

The Catholic Free Press CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL DIGITAL SECTION In the twenty years since the installation of Bishop McManus as the fifth bishop of Worcester, the diocese has changed demographically and structurally for numerous reasons, but one thing remains a constant for the people of the Catholic Church in the diocese – that is, […]

Physician-Assisted Suicide is a Slippery Slope – Op-Ed – Cardinal O’Malley

Cardinal O'Malley

OPINION Physician-assisted suicide is a slippery slope. By Seán P. O’MalleyUpdated April 15, 2024, 3:00 a.m. Physician-assisted suicide does not just contradict deeply held religious convictions, but also violates principles held by many in the health care community. It has been said that at the heart of the physician-assisted suicide debate is the moral-medical distinction between curing […]

A Bishop for 25 Years and Counting

Bishop McManus

The Catholic Free Press Interview by Margaret M. Russell | CFP Twenty-five years ago Msgr. Robert J. McManus had to shoo away a young seminarian from his office in Our Lady of Providence Seminary and rush over to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul to meet with Bishop Robert E. Mulvey, the bishop of Providence. […]

Pope accepts resignation of Maine bishop, names Rhode Island pastor as successor

Bishop Deeley

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland, Maine, and appointed as his successor Father James T. Ruggieri, a pastor in the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island. Bishop Deeley has headed the statewide diocese just one day shy of 10 years: He was installed as Portland’s […]

In D.C. speech, Cardinal Sean O’Malley denounces physician-assisted suicide- Boston Globe 1-22-24

Cardinal O'Malley

By Danny McDonald Globe Staff,Updated January 22, 2024, 9:22 p.m. Boston Globe.com Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, condemned physician-assisted suicide at a conference concerning the value of human life over the weekend in Washington, D.C., according to a Catholic news service. O’Malley forewarned that “the next major assaults” on the […]

Christmas Message from Bishop McManus

Bishop McManus

Christmas 2023 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth involve a disparate group of people—the sinless virgin, the upright Joseph, an indifferent innkeeper, Jewish shepherds, pagan magi, the ruthless Herod, incurious scribes, and murderous soldiers.  Among this radically varied group, there was one thing in common.  They were all—each […]

BISHOP MCMANUS STATEMENT ON BLESSING SAME SEX COUPLES

Bishop McManus

Statement from Bishop Robert McManus on Blessing Ireegular Marriages or Same Sex Unions“Fiducia supplicans, issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and approved by Pope Francis, has reaffirmed that the Church does not have the power to impart a liturgical blessing on irregular or same-sex couples or to bless their union. It can, however, […]

CARDINAL O’MALLEY STATEMENT ON FIDUCIA SUPPLICANS

Cardinal O'Malley

“We thank the Holy Father for his love and care of all the people in the flock. We caution and make clear that the Holy Father has not endorsed gay marriage, but has recognized all Catholics, including those whose unions are not recognized by the Church, as equally in need of God’s grace and love. […]