Pope John Paul

  • July 5, 2013  

    In other news Friday, Pope Francis cleared the way for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II to be made saints. Also, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law requiring women seeking abortions to first have an ultrasound. Abortion providers would have to point out features of the fetus before performing the abortion. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013  

    To parse Pope Benedict’s announcement, assess his legacy and look at the future of the Catholic Church, Judy Woodruff talks with Monsignor Rick Hilgartner of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Sr. Christine Schenk of FutureChurch and John Allen, who covers the Vatican for CNN and the National Catholic Reporter. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013  

    Pope Benedict XVI, elected to the papacy in 2005, announced he will step down from his position on Feb. 28. He will be the first pontiff to resign since the 15th century. The pope cited his advanced age and declining health as the reason for his decision. Ray Suarez reports on the surprise announcement. Continue reading