Canonizations 'gladdened hearts' of faithful

WASHINGTONBy Catholic News Service The two popes whose canonizations received final clearance July 5 "each had a profound impact on the church and the world," as New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan put it.

Teaching doesn't change, but church laws do

VATICAN CITYBy Cindy Wooden Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta has a special briefcase he uses exclusively to carry documentation for a project that would completely revise an entire section of the Catholic Church's basic law.

Parish conference to focus on Africa partnerships

Church in Africa has lessons for us, says keynote speaker Jesuit Father Peter Henriot The seventh annual Catholic African Connections Sister Parish Conference at St. Bridget Church in Seattle will definitely carry an African flavor. Kenya native Father Stephen Okumu, pastor of St. Bridget, will celebrate an African Mass, backed…