The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of a pious young surfer from Brazi named Guido Schaffer.
A new book, claiming to be based on a “lost” gospel that allegedly reveals Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene, is being dismissed even by the usually gullible mainstream media as a complete phony.
Parishioners at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York, are reeling after discovering a beloved statue of the Risen Christ, erected in memory of the victims of 9/11 in the parish prayer garden, stripped of its hands and streaked in paint.
The name of a young priest from Oklahoma named Fr. Stanley Rother, who was gunned down in a Guatemala rectory in 1981 for refusing to leave his duties as a pastor, has been officially accepted for submission to the Theological Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Although he received some criticism for doing so, Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell sheltered the fiancé of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., during the required quarantine period because that’s what Jesus would have done.
The final report issued by the attendees of the historic Extraordinary Synod on the Family contains none of the controversial language of the interim working document and signals more work to be done at next year’s Synod.
The Vatican has issued an updated version of the English translation of the mid-term report known as the relatio with more careful language that is being described by the secular media as “significantly colder.”