Is the Catholic Church messing with indulgences again?

A reader recently saw some confusing headlines regarding indulgences. “I saw the following headline today in an English newspaper: “Vatican Offers ‘Time-off’ purgatory to followers of Pope Francis’ Tweets.” A second headline says further: “Papal Court handling pardon for sins says contrite

Two visions of the Church

Our Sunday Visitor contributing editor Russell Shaw writes: “Recently, without intending it, I found myself reading at the same time the latest document from the Vatican’s synod office and ‘The Diary of a Country Priest’ by Georges Bernanos. The juxtaposition of these

The Catholic Church and me

In an essay for Our Sunday Visitor, Lawrence P. Grayson, a visiting scholar in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, addresses what the Church is and how that should impact each of our lives. Yet, our salvation, he

Where we are, and where we’re going

With so much going on, writes Gretchen Crowe, it is almost necessary to stop and take stock of where we are to determine where we should be going. That’s what a panel of influential Catholics did as part of a recent webcast,