Tag: Pope John Paul II

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    “In the first thousand years of the Church about 80 popes were made saints. In the next 900 years, just three. There’s this renewed push now to make popes into saints, and that’s not always how it was done in the Church.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “This is not just about the Vatican versus the nuns,” says Sister Maureen Fiedler. “This really is about the future of how we interpret the message of the Second Vatican Council.” More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Father Larry Janowski says the new, more literal translation of the words of the Mass from the original Latin are “like sawdust in the mouth. They’re difficult to say.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    Christians, Jews, and Muslims all have a sacred connection to the ancient city of Jerusalem, says author James Carroll, and “that sacred connection, even though at the present moment it’s a source of contention, is actually a profound source of union.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    Violence in Jerusalem is no surprise, says author James Carroll, “because that’s the human story. The great thing about Jerusalem is it’s a place where the human story gets transcended.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from a speech where Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his 2009 conversion to Catholicism and his concerns about rising secularism in America. More

    May 11, 2011 | Comments

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    The Catholic Church’s complex system for declaring someone a saint has evolved since the thirteenth century. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more about the deeply personal roles saints can play for individual Catholics. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Look back at excerpts from our conversations with reporters over the past 10 years about religion and its changing role in our world.
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    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Benedict said that in Francis’s hometown, the “city of peace,” he felt a duty to make a heartfelt appeal for peace. More

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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