Cardinal Rigali to represent U.S. Catholic Church at International Eucharistic Congress

Jim Wogan News

  Cardinal Justin Rigali, who is now in residence in the Diocese of Knoxville, will represent the Catholic Church for the United States at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary in 2020. The appointment was made by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As preparation for the Congress, Bishop Richard F. Stika invited parishioners …

Bishop Stika statement on USCCB actions on clergy abuse

Jim Wogan News, Pope Francis, Safe Environment

The actions of U.S. bishops at our General Assembly this week demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the high standards we initially enacted almost 20 years ago to address the issue of clergy abuse. We have given clarity to the codes of conduct and accountability, set forth in 2002, that they now apply to all clergy, including bishops. I am …

Homily for the Ascension of the Lord

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

  Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 Luke 24:46-53 We are given two accounts of our Lord’s Ascension today, and it is actually the first account from the Acts of the Apostles on which the Church has taught from antiquity that the Lord Jesus was with us on Earth for 40 days after His Resurrection. By the Church’s authority, we celebrate the …