St. Louis archdiocese, breakaway parish end legal fight

St. Louis, Mo., Feb 20, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of St. Louis and a breakaway Polish-American church have ended a decade-long legal dispute that has led to the community's official split from the Catholic Church. “St. Stanislaus has agreed that it will not hold itself out as affiliated in any way with the Archdiocese of St. Louis or the Roman Catholic Church,” the archdiocese and St. Stanislaus Corporation said in a joint Jan. 13 statement. “By bringing … [Read more...]

US Mass guidelines issued for Pope’s resignation

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2013 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has promoted and released guidelines for Masses and prayer services surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's resignation at the end of February. “It is appropriate to offer special prayers for Pope Benedict XVI, for his health and well-being, and in thanksgiving for his service to the Church,” said the bishops’ Feb. 13 document, “Liturgical Notes and Resource Materials for Use … [Read more...]