Tag: Vatican

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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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    Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology at the Catholic University in Washington, DC, suggests that the next pope should turn to other bishops around the world to “help him carry the burden of leading the church.” More

    February 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “There are no scriptural barriers to the ordination of women,” says Jane Via, a Roman Catholic woman priest in San Diego. But theology professor Thomas Rausch maintains that “the Catholic Church is not ready for the ordination of women right now.” More

    January 11, 2013 | Comments

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    “It’s such a great painting because you have God very energetic, and the wind pushing his hair back, and he’s very determined. He’s just created the universe, after all,” says art historian Bridget Goodbody. More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “He had positions,” says Harvard professor Harvey Cox, “but he had them in a way that was persuasive and open and always in the tone of inviting discussion and not staking out a position. I think that was Martini’s great strength.” More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of our wide-ranging conversation about the legacy of Cardinal Martini and the future of the Catholic Church. More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    “The theology of Rome, the authority of Rome—that was appealing to us,” says Father Mark Lewis of St. Luke’s Parish, the first US Episcopal church to join the Catholic Church under new Vatican rules. More

    August 3, 2012 | Comments

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    “What you are seeing is not quite a civil war, but kind of a civil skirmish within the US church about what it means to be Catholic.” More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

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    “I think you could compare it to a hostile takeover,” says reporter, author, and Vatican observer David Gibson. Might the Leadership Conference of Women Religious simply disband and reorganize on its own? More

    April 20, 2012 | 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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