The church — repressed for decades after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution — now has more autonomy than any organization outside the Communist Party.
Articles tagged “Pope John Paul II”
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez is in a sense the Yoda of Catholicism: a small but sage presence who has known vituperation and exile, and who is now able to see his life’s work vindicated.
(RNS) Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George thrived under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Under the more progressive Francis, though, “I don’t yet really have an understanding of ‘What are we doing here?’ ”
(RNS) Clearly, say those familiar with the pope’s thinking, he is enjoying himself and is willing to go on as long as God sees fit.
(RNS) If one religion can go from seeing another as contemptible and condemnable, to one that is respected and beloved, it can surely serve as a model for humanity at large.
(RNS) Mehmet Ali Agca’s expulsion came two days after he placed flowers on the late pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.
(RNS) By dying at age 29, Maynard signaled that she saw no point in needless suffering. And if suffering is optional, then it might also be spiritually meaningless.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Want to taste Pope Francis’ empanadas, or John Paul’s pierogis? A new cookbook shows you how.