Posts Tagged ‘Pope John Paul II’
And Mark Shea says John Paul II sinned when he ignored warnings about Fr Marciel Maciel.
The Russian Orthodox Church and Poland’s Catholic Church promised yesterday to help their nations seek reconciliation.
Benedict XVI has blessed a 29ft-tall restored statue of the Virgin Mary at the Don Orione Centre (full text).
The Diocese of Brooklyn is promoting the Cause of a priest who welcomed black people into the Church in New York in the 1920s.
The organisers of World Youth Day 2011 have launched a new promotional advert (video).
Michael Sean Winters offers a “final note” on the controversy over the alleged fabrication of quotes at a USCCB meeting.
Fr John Trigilio Jr argues that Fr Marcial Maciel duped Pope John Paul II.
And Louis Ruprecht praises the “eminently modern institutions” of the Vatican Library and the Vatican Museums.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is questioning the legality of Channel 4’s decision to broadcast an advertisement promoting abortion, the first of its kind in Britain.
An Orthodox archbishop in Cyprus has warned critics of the Pope’s visit to the island on June 4 that they are placing themselves outside the Church.
Pope Benedict will visit the Don Orione Centre in Rome to bless a statue of the Virgin “Salus populi romani” on June 24.
A survey finds that 66 per cent of Polish Catholics pray for the intercession of Pope John Paul II.
Jon Kraushar considers what President Barack Obama could learn from John Paul II.
Fr Ray Blake defends the “pre-emptive use” of the new English translation of the Mass.
Andrew Brown compares and contrasts Ireland’s two most prominent Catholic leaders: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Cardinal Seán Brady.
And the people of Flint, Michigan, remember a feisty nun known as “Sister Bingo“.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gives a candid account of his audience with Benedict XVI yesterday.
An American mother is hoping Pope Benedict will intervene to prevent the execution of her son by the state of Texas.
The Vatican has lent its support to a new equities index.
Rome Reports looks at how seminarians at the Pontifical North American College are screened for the priesthood (video).
Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago sums up the first five years of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.
Gerry O’Hanlon SJ unveils a blueprint for the renewal of the Irish Church.
The Huffington Post publishes an extract from Fr James Martin SJ’s new book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
And the bookmaker Paddy Power has sponsored a confessional box in a church in Suffolk.
John Paul II’s Cause has been delayed by a Vatican medical commission’s decision not to recognise an alleged miracle attributed to the late pontiff, the Rome daily La Repubblica has claimed.
Ruth Gledhill reports on the High Court challenge by the Catholic Care adoption agency.
William Crawley rounds up reports on the “militant atheist” found guilty of religious harassment at Liverpool Crown Court.
A Vatican chorister has been sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.
Secular campaigners have handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street protesting Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain.
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has said she would “help Jesus to burn down the Vatican“.
The Vatican is to send investigators to a German school facing allegations of sexual abuse by two of its priests.
The Catholic Bart Stupak and 11 Democratic allies in the US House of Representatives are prepared to block President Obama’s healthcare plan over abortion.
Malaysian officials have decided not to prosecute two Muslim reporters who deceived a Catholic church and received Holy Communion.
John Allen, inventor of the phrase “Taliban Catholicism”, goes in search of “Taliban Orthodoxy“.
USA Today profiles “pop culture priest” Fr James Martin SJ.
And comedian Frank Skinner says that, as a Catholic, he welcomes a bit of persecution.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is urging Catholics to ask their MPs to support an amendment to the Government’s sex education Bill, which is debated today.
The head of one of Scotland’s leading Catholic schools has said it is painful that a joined-up “Catholic world” of school, parish and home no longer exists.
The Bishop of Funchal has called for prayers following the devastating floods in Madeira.
The Toronto Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) will come to an abrupt end next Sunday.
The Traditional Anglican Communion in Central America has endorsed the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.
A bishop has called on Islamist terrorists in the Philippines to spare civilians.
Benedict XVI has written to the Brazilian bishops encouraging them to free people from slavery to money.
An exhibition focusing on John Paul II’s suffering has opened at the Vatican (video).
A Jesuit priest is to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Fordham University Church.
Ana Roco Castro suggests 18 ways in which Catholics can use social media for evangelisation.
Richard Schickel of Vanity Fair explores the Catholic subtext of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull.
And the Curt Jester suggests an alternative cover design for L’Osservatore Romano.
Fr Tim Finigan asks whether Catholic state education in Britain has entered its “endgame”. Damian Thompson, John Smeaton, Mulier Fortis, St Mary Magdalen, and Sunday Morning Soapbox also reflect on the latest developments in the battle over sex education.
Forward in Faith UK is supporting a Day of Prayer today, the feast of the Chair of St Peter, in response to Anglicanorum Coetibus. Thinking Anglicans rounds up the latest developments. And Christian Campbell says that, despite claims to the contrary, groups of Anglicans around the world are preparing to respond to the Pope’s offer.
Two of the Vatican’s most senior officials have raised the issue of reducing the number of dioceses in Ireland.
Pope Benedict has confirmed that he will visit a Lutheran church in Rome next month.
The Pope has not yet received a letter from members of the Pontifical Academy for Life criticising their president, Archbishop Rino Fisichella.
The Guardian suggests that the Pope has condemned intrusive body scanners at airports.
No Hidden Magenta wonders if Europe is heading for its own Roe vs Wade.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago will speak at Brigham Young University tomorrow on the topic “Catholics and Latter-day Saints: Partners in the Defence of Religious Freedom”.
A Marian statue damaged during the atomic bombing of Nagasaki will meet its counterpart in Guernica as part of a “peace pilgrimage” marking the 65th anniversary of the bombing.
Robbers have shot dead a priest in Mexico.
The BBC reports that a monastery near Vienna is offering men the chance to “be a monk for a weekend“.
Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, asks whether John Paul II was “crazy or holy“.
Zenit meets the Polish twin brothers who both felt called to the priesthood in the Salesian order.
And Da Mihi Animas marvels at the skills of the skateboarding friar (video).