Archive of January 1, 2019

Ouellet letter: US bishops’ vote on abuse reform measures was blocked to allow more discussion

Jan 1, 2019 - 01:12 pm .- A letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet indicates that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops had blocked the U.S. bishops from voting on proposals to address the sex abuse crisis in November because the congregation believed more time was needed to discuss the measures.

In the New Year, receive Mary's love and help, Francis says

Jan 1, 2019 - 07:21 am .- When challenged, it is right to turn to Mary, Our Mother, for help, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Day, because Our Lady sees everyone as beloved children of God and helps others to see and to love in the same way.

Spiritual direction: What is it, who needs it, and why?

Jan 1, 2019 - 07:00 am .- Chatting with Lee McDowell is a peaceful experience.