Tag: papal succession

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    “If he stresses the social justice teachings of the church, the very counter-cultural message of simplicity and poverty, that could really change things without technically changing any teachings,” says David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service. More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington celebrated Mass on Sunday, March 10, at his historic titular church in Rome, San Pietro in Vincoli or St. Peter in Chains. Before the Mass, he asked US Catholics to pray for the cardinals as they prepare to enter the conclave.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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    At a briefing at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, this professor of liturgical studies at the Catholic University of America describes some of the pre-conclave rituals.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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    In an interview with managing editor Kim Lawton, Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J., analyst for National Catholic Reporter, describes what will happen as the cardinals begin voting for the new pope.

    March 11, 2013 | Comments

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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

  • thumb01-pope-resigns

    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

  • thumb01-pope-convo-reese

    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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    “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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