Tag: Vatican

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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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    “There is no such thing as a perfect translation. Every translation is in some ways an experiment, and there are many parts of the new translation that are much better.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    A new survey finds that Catholics in the US are making up their own minds about social and moral concerns. As one of the authors of the survey, William D’Antonio, said, American Catholics like being Catholic but they like to do it on their own terms. More

    October 28, 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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