The Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith defines an apostolic visitation as “an exceptional initiative of the Holy See which involves sending a Visitor or Visitors to evaluate an ecclesiastical institute such as a seminary, diocese, or religious institute.  Apostolic Visitations are intended to assist the institute in question to improve the way in which it carries out its function in the life of the Church.”

Take a closer look at recent Apostolic visitations ordered in the United States…

 

An apostolic visitation took place in Memphis. What does that mean?

Mary Farrow | Catholic News Agency

Memphis, Tenn., Jun 30, 2018 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Last week, the Vatican sent two representatives to the Diocese of Memphis for an apostolic visitation. According to reports from local media, the visitation was to address concerns regarding major changes made by Bishop Martin D. Holley, including the reassignment of up to two-thirds of the 60 active priests in the diocese.

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More on Cleveland’s apostolic investigation

Dennis Coday | National Catholic Reporter

We learned Monday Cleveland the diocese would be the subject of an apostolic visitation this week. John M. Smith, bishop emeritus of the Trenton, N.J., is doing the visiting. We hope he gets a chance to talk with the folks at FutureChurch. They have a lot of good things to say.

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Vatican probe ends with an olive branch for American nuns

John L. Allen Jr. | CRUX

An unprecedented and highly controversial Vatican investigation of every community of Catholic sisters in the United States that began with criticism of nuns as having a “secular mentality” ended Tuesday with a report full of praise, and without any disciplinary measures or new controls.

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MRT Leader Meets with Papal Nuncio

Archbishop Christophe Pierre tells faithful of Diocese of Buffalo he understands their concernsJohn J. Hurley, member of the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) Organizing Committee, met with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to the United States, on Jan. 31 at...

An Evening with Fr. Jim Martin, SJ

Magis Buffalo* presents: a Conversation with Fr. James Martin, S.J.Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | via live “ZOOM”6:00PM Eucharist | Light Refreshments | 7:00-8:00PM Program“What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?”James Martin is a Jesuit priest,...

BISHOP MALONE HAS RESIGNED

Multiple local, national and international news outlets report that Bishop Richard Malone requested early retirement and that Pope Francis has accepted that resignation…

December 7 Path Forward Symposium

The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) will hold a “Path Forward” symposium on Dec. 7, very close to our 1-year anniversary. The symposium will run from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Canisius College Montante Cultural Center, located at Main and Eastwood streets.The symposium...

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