New rector named for St. Patrick’s Seminary near San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif., Feb 22, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has named Fr. Gladstone Stevens, a Sulpician, as the next rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Calif. Fr. Stevens’ appointment will come into effect June 1; the acting rector is currently Bishop Thomas Daly, an auxiliary of the San Jose diocese. “Fr. Stevens is highly esteemed by many groups in California,” Archbishop … [Read more...]

Pope’s one-time teacher to write for Italian Jesuit publication

Rome, Italy, Feb 22, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone, who taught Pope Francis during his formation period, will be among the writers of La Civilta Cattolica, an Italian cultural journal of the Society of Jesus.  “Scannone will be a sort of ‘writer in residence’,” Fr. Antonio Spadaro, editor-in-chief of La Civilta Cattolica, explained to CNA Feb. 21. “He will keep all his international engagements … and at the same time he … [Read more...]

‘The Church needs your courage,’ Pope tells new cardinals

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2014 / 05:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the prelates gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica to serve the Church fearlessly. “The Church needs your courage, to proclaim the Gospel at all times, both in season and out of season, and to bear witness to the truth,” emphasized the Pope on Feb. 22. St. Peter’s Basilica was filled with nearly 200 members of the College … [Read more...]