ROME (RNS) Now that a panel of theologians have signed off on a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, it only requires a review by Pope Francis to be considered official.
Articles tagged “Second Vatican Council”
ROME (RNS) Paul VI was a pivotal pope for the Roman Catholic Church, even as he is sometimes overshadowed by the more charismatic papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II.
ROME (RNS) The Vatican said it would display for the first time bones believed to be the mortal remains of St. Peter, the leader of Jesus’ 12 apostles, to mark the end of the Year of Faith, Nov. 24.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis waived the requirement for a second miracle credited to Pope John XXIII’s intercession, with the Vatican’s spokesman saying that “no one doubts his virtues.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) After years of simmering tensions with Pope Benedict XVI, Jewish groups say they have a partner in Pope Francis following their first official meeting on Monday.
DERBY, Conn. (RNS) The Rev. Janusz Kukulka can’t say his parishioners are sinning more — but they sure are lining up at the new confessional booth that’s decidedly old-school.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has ushered in a new phase in the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, shifting the focus of the Catholic Church from the concerns of the industrialized North to the “problems of the Southern hemisphere.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday that he intends to live “hidden from the world” in retirement even as his closest aide will assist his successor.
(RNS) Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural death. But American evangelicals sure did.
(RNS) The head of a schismatic traditionalists recently labeled Jews “enemies of the Church.” And while that statement could have sparked an interfaith crisis, it’s instead motivated Catholic leaders to directly repudiate him with strongly worded pledges of friendship with Jews.