Bishop Rozanski Named to Lead Springfield Diocese

Bishop Rozanski (left) will replace retiring Bishop McDonnell (right)

More changes emanating from Rome!Today Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, auxiliary bishop in Baltimore, was named by Pope Francis as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.  Bishop Rozanski, 55, will replace Bishop Timothy McDonnell, who is retiring at the age of 76.  The announcement was made today in Washington DC by Archbishop Carlo Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.The Diocese of Springfield has a strong Polish contingent who will certainly appreciate B … [Read more...]

Joel Osteen Attends Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Meets With Holy Father

Joel Osteen

"Warm, personable and full of joy."  That was Joel Osteen's description of Pope Francis, after meeting with him at the Vatican on June 5, part of a visit to promote interfaith understanding and ecumenical prayer.According to the Deseret News, Osteen was part of a delegation organized by The International Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to world-wide development.The delegation included political and religious leaders from the United States including Senator Mike Lee … [Read more...]

Next Will Pope Francis Meet With Patriarch Kirill?

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

Pope Francis has sent a "personal message" to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, inviting him to meet and indicating that "he is willing to meet at any place."Apparently, Pope Francis sent the message while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he embraced the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.  AsiaNews reports that the the message was delivered by Msgr. Massimo Palombella, director of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, when the choir performed in Moscow on May 27. … [Read more...]


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