Tag: Catholic Church

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    The cardinals are using the few days remaining before the start of the conclave to “get to know one another,” according to Father Thomas Reese, S.J. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Managing editor Kim Lawton spoke with her in Rome about the College of Cardinals’ decision to stop all media interviews, what the cardinals are doing before the conclave starts, and the importance of this papal election. More

    March 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Benedict is the first pope to resign in 600 years, and experts say his decision highlights how the nature of the papacy has changed. More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    In the last two conclaves, the cardinals elected “the smartest man in the room,” says Father Tom Reese. “Should they do that again, or should they elect someone who will listen to all the other smart people in the church?” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    After Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he is resigning, the Roman Catholic Church is preparing for a conclave, where cardinals under the age of 80 will gather to elect his successor. Managing editor Kim Lawton looked at the centuries-old process of selecting the pope. More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “There were some bumps in the road” in Pope Benedict’s relationship with the Jewish community, says Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, but “they clearly were aberrations in a path that strengthened relations between the Church and the Jewish community.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program “Interfaith Voices,” asks if lurking among the papal candidates there is “a pope who will look at the human equality of all persons, including men and women.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “I look forward to seeing who our next Holy Father is and how he is going to move the church into the future,” says Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for the Catholic Association. More

    February 14, 2013 | Comments

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    This Catholic theologian says the church needs a new pope who is a man of the world with pastoral sensitivity, someone who will “walk in the shoes of Peter.” More

    February 14, 2013 | Comments

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    We spoke with Catholics about their reaction to the news that Pope Benedict will step down at the end of February and what they hope to see in his successor.

    February 13, 2013 | Comments

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