Category: Vatican

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‘Loves of the Popes’ and the Vatican’s New Normal

By David Gibson Sep 13/16, in America, National Catholic Reviews Revelations of the private lives of popes are part of a humanizing trend Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during "Many Hearts for the pope, messenger of peace" meeting at...

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Is Pope Francis alone on apologizing to gays?

Apologize   to Gays? By David Gibson  in NCR, Jun. 30, 2016 Pope Francis celebrates Mass during the Feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) at St. Giovanni in Laterano Basilica, in Rome, on May 26, 2016. (Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi) (Note:  This is  a...

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Francis appoints female to Academy of Social Sciences

Her name is Ana Marta González and she is a lecturer of moral Philosophy in Spain. More and more women in Vatican offices are being selected for important positions By VATICAN INSIDER STAFF, 9/7/16/ Researcher Ana Marta González Pope Francis...

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Jesus teaches us  a healthy realism”

(Pope Francis celebrates mass in the St. Martha House chapel)  Rigid idealism or healthy realism?   “It’s  heresy to  say:  This  or  nothing! Jesus teaches us  a healthy realism” From Vatican Insider 09/06/2016                  At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Pope...

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     Pope: ‘Church needs to get political’

Must meddle in Politics?    CHRISTOPHER LAMB,  in Vatican insider(La stampa) 04/06/2016 Francis gives speech to world's judges on how to tackle modern day slavery Papa Francisco and Sanchez Sorondo (Note: What is the most preferred profession in the world?...

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Will Vatican Discipline Offending Bishops?

New York Times Editorial By The editorial board,  in NY Times  June 8, 2016 Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican last (Note: Apparently neither New York times nor people in general seem to believe or take seriously what the...

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Pope hears confessions at Jubilee event for teens

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2016 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday heard the confessions of young people in St. Peter's Square as part of this weekend's Jubilee for Boys and Girls, an event which is expected to...