Author: CNS

Cardinal: Abuse Happens Within Women’s Orders, Too

By Cindy Wooden  – Sexual abuse and the abuse of authority have occurred and are occurring within religious orders of women and must be addressed with transparency and boldness, said Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz,...

How Church Shaped The Movies

Once upon a time, the Catholic Church dictated to Hollywood what was morally permissible in movies, as CHAZ MUTH explains. Movies have enchanted the public since the late 19th century, providing audiences with vivid storytelling on...

Film Celebrates Life Of A Catholic Martyr

On January 31, a film about a Catholic victim of the Nazis opens in South Africa. JOHN MULDERIG reviews A Hidden Life, about the martyr Bl Franz Jägerstätter and his wife Franziska. In 2007, Franz Jägerstätter...

Pope Decries ‘Barbaric Resurgence’ of Anti-Semitism

By Carol Glatz –  Pope Francis condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism and criticised the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred. “I will never tire of firmly condemning...

Vatican Wartime Archives Ready for Scholars

By Carol Glatz  – After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome, starting March 2, scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII....