Beauty in liturgy the ‘great legacy’ of Benedict XVI

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2013 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered in Church history for his work to recover the beauty of traditional liturgy, according to Bishop James D. Conley. The head of the Lincoln, Neb. Diocese, who has been reading Benedict's writings on liturgy for decades, said these works “will remain a great contribution to liturgical theology for years to come.” “His great legacy,” Bishop Conley told CNA Feb. 27, … [Read more...]

California priest inspires push for beatification cause

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 1, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Basque-born priest Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, a reputed miracle worker who ministered in Los Angeles for decades until his death in 1981, has inspired efforts to open an inquiry into his cause for beatification. “Fr. Aloysius was an example of holiness in every way.” Fr. Kevin Manion of San Diego told CNA Feb. 27. “He leaves an incredibly heroic example of love of God and missionary zeal which is most attractive for people of … [Read more...]

US leaders voice thanks, support for Pope Emeritus

Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- American Catholic political officials and commentators have solemnly expressed their appreciation and prayers for Pope Benedict XVI as his resignation goes into effect.“The United States sends its best wishes to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves the Vatican after years of service and dedication to God, the Catholic Church, and world peace,” said newly-instated U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.In a … [Read more...]