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Paul VI and Oscar Romero to be canonized October 14
Church
May 22, 2018

Paul VI and Oscar Romero to be canonized October 14

Pope and Salvadoran prelate will be recognized as saints during the synod on young people Pope Francis has set the date for the canonization of both Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero for October 14, during the synod on…
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New Japanese cardinal a native of Nagasaki and former bishop of Hiroshima
Church
May 22, 2018

New Japanese cardinal a native of Nagasaki and former bishop of Hiroshima

Also a fisherman and a poet, with expertise in haiku ... and surprised by the pope choosing him for a red hat! Pope Francis is known to surprise, even those who are his closest collaborators, and specifically the men he’s…
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The Church in Chile: “A radical change is needed”
Church
May 22, 2018

The Church in Chile: “A radical change is needed”

Fr. Zollner, member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, talks with Aleteia According to Fr. Hans Zollner, member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, from the sexual abuse crisis in Chile could, paradoxically, come…
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Czech cardinal imprisoned by Nazis and communists is now on the way to beatification
Church
May 22, 2018

Czech cardinal imprisoned by Nazis and communists is now on the way to beatification

Cardinal Beran was a heroic figure of the 20th century who fought zealously for religious freedom. According to the Prague Daily Monitor, “The diocesan phase of the process of beatification of Czech Cardinal Josef Beran, which started in 1998, will be…
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Common faith and prayer network the world: the precursor of the digital revolution
Church
May 21, 2018

Common faith and prayer network the world: the precursor of the digital revolution

And holiness is the true fountain of youth, says pope for prayer vigil “Holiness keeps us eternally young,” said Pope Francis during a video message for a prayer vigil held this week in Italy and other countries, according to information…
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Vatican Archives show that the truth of the Inquisition doesn’t match the “black legend”
Church
May 21, 2018

Vatican Archives show that the truth of the Inquisition doesn’t match the “black legend”

The common cultural perceptions are mere caricatures, says researcher. The truth is neither black nor rosy. A symposium is concluding today in Rome, marking the 20-year anniversary of the opening of the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of…
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Children have a right to a Christian education, says pope
Church
May 21, 2018

Children have a right to a Christian education, says pope

Wraps up Audience series on the sacrament of baptism Pope Francis said today that children have a right to be educated in the Christian faith. He made this comment as he concluded his Wednesday catechesis cycle on baptism, noting how…
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Pope Paul VI had made provisions for resigning under certain conditions
Church
May 21, 2018

Pope Paul VI had made provisions for resigning under certain conditions

While it fell to Benedict XVI to make this historic move, the pope of the 1960s and '70s already had it in mind Pope Paul VI had made provisions for his resignation if he had become gravely ill, in a…
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Seeking truth is the “golden thread” of Benedict XVI’s life, says longtime secretary
Church
May 21, 2018

Seeking truth is the “golden thread” of Benedict XVI’s life, says longtime secretary

For him, man can not "own" the truth, but only draw close to it Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dedicated his life to “seeking the truth and fighting for it,” says his private secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein. The prelate spoke this…
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6 Reasons to be a priest
Church
May 21, 2018

6 Reasons to be a priest

It is right to call them heroes. Just like his father before him, my oldest son entered seminary — and just like me, he didn’t stay. I hope my other sons will give seminary a try also — and I…
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