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Cardinal Pell to take leave while facing abuse charges in Australia

Cardinal Pell to take leave while facing abuse charges in Australia

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

After Australian police announced that they have charged him on multiple counts of sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell has maintained his innocence, saying he will take leave from his responsibilities in the Vatican to clear his name.

In comments to journalists during a June 29 news briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Pell said that with the permission of Pope Francis, he will be taking "leave" from his position as the Prefect of the…

Peter and Paul are the columns on whom the Church rests, Pope recalls

Peter and Paul are the columns on whom the Church rests, Pope recalls

By CNA/EWTN News

Saints Peter and Paul are pillars of the Church and a reminder that God is with us always, Pope Francis said Thursday in St. Peter's Square.

“The Fathers of the Church liked to compare the holy apostles Peter and Paul to two columns, on which the visible building of the Church rests. Both sealed with their own blood their testimony to Christ of preaching and service to the nascent Christian community,” he stated during his June 29…

Bishop Baker ordains two new priests for the diocese

Fathers Josh Altonji and Brad Jantz were ordained at the Cathedral of St. Paul by Bishop Robert Baker, June 24. Look for coverage in the June 30th issue of the One Voice.

St Anthony of Padua considered ‘all the world as his home’

St Anthony of Padua considered ‘all the world as his home’

By Simone Baroncia, CNA/EWTN News

As the Church celebrates St. Anthony of Padua, his widespread popularity can be traced to his efforts at reaching out as a neighbor to all peoples, according to the rector of the basilica where the saint's body rests.

“The devotion to the Saint of the Peoples is truly universal perhaps because he himself desired to consider all the world his as his home,” Father Oliviero Svanera, rector of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua, told…

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning.

Scalise, a Catholic, was shot at the hip and was transported to surgery. He is reportedly in stable condition.

“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone,” Scalise’s office said in a statement. “He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S.…

A new procedure for bishops’ ad limina visits to Rome

A new procedure for bishops’ ad limina visits to Rome

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

In order to foster collegiality, Pope Francis has added to the usual schedule of bishops' ad limina visit to Rome: one additional meeting with the heads of the Vatican dicasteries.

The ad limina apostolorum – “to the tomb of the apostles” – visits are the meetings that groups of bishops from each ecclesiastical region in the world have with the Pope every five years. In such occasions they also visit and celebrate Mass at the tombs…

St. Bernard to host Blues and BBQ Festival, Sept. 9-10

St. Bernard to host Blues and BBQ Festival, Sept. 9-10

CULLMAN - St. Bernard Prep School is adding the Bernard Blues and BBQ festival to the Cullman calendar of events for 2017. This arts, crafts, and music festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10 on the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School.

Due to the popularity of the school’s Spring Bloomin’ Festival, many artisans and patrons have expressed a strong interest in a fall festival. “We have received numerous requests for the school to…

Third Mini Holy Family Fest held at Camp Tekakwitha

Third Mini Holy Family Fest held at Camp Tekakwitha

The tents and sleeping bags are not yet put away from the third mini Holy Family Fest at Camp Tekakwitha and families and staff are making plans for next year!

Returning families and first timers came to this 120 acre camp in St. Clair County that has a chapel, seven acre lake, walking trails and swimming pool for a weekend of faith, family and fun. 

The Apostolate for Family Consecration (afc.org) has been hosting week long Holy Family Fests in…

Bishop Baker writes a letter asking for input from the youth

In the June 16th issue of the One Voice, Bishop Baker writes a letter asking for input from the youth of the Diocese of Birmingham in preparation for the 2018 Synod focusing on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment."

 

My dear Friends in Christ,

During this season of administering the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation, as your Bishop, I am enjoying the opportunity of spending time with our youth and meeting them where they are. This year is special…

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