Posts Tagged ‘Sandro Magister’
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has publicly criticised Cardinal Angelo Sodano’s comments about the abuse crisis on Easter Sunday.
Cardinal Walter Kasper says the talks between the SSPX and the Holy See are “not easy”.
The Pope has appointed Mgr Liam MacDaid as the new Bishop of Clogher.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec has told a group of physicians that no one is the “ultimate arbiter of life“.
Fr Federico Lombardi says Benedict XVI’s trip to Portugal next week will have a strong Marian dimension.
The Catholic Truth Society is organising a spiritual bouquet to be presented to the Pope when he visits Britain.
Comedy Central is planning a new cartoon featuring Jesus living in New York City to escape his “powerful but apathetic father”.
Sandro Magister and Fr Joseph Komonchak discuss how the Church can be holy when its members are sinners.
Hubert Wolf at Foreign Policy asks how much the wartime Church knew about the Holocaust.
Russell Shaw argues that Pope Benedict is an innovative social thinker.
John Zogby crunches the numbers of a recent poll of American Catholics about the abuse crisis.
Russell Moore wonders why the Catholic novelist Walker Percy didn’t kill himself.
Rome Reports asks people on the streets of the Eternal City how to encourage people to go to church.
And Catholic blogger Rocco Palmo will receive an honorary doctorate from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis today.
Photo: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio pictured at the Vatican in April 2005
According Magister, Cardinal Bergoglio is leading a controversial campaign to baptise children in Argentina even if the parents are unlikely to bring them up in the faith. He argues that this attempt to safeguard Catholicism as “the Church of the masses” is in line with Pope Benedict’s teaching.
He quotes the cardinal as saying:
The child has no responsibility for the condition of his parents’ marriage. The baptism of children can, on the contrary, become a new beginning for the parents.
A while ago, I baptised the seven children of one woman, a poor widow who works as a maid and had her children by two different men. I met her on the feast of St Cajetan. She said to me: ‘Father, I am in mortal sin, I have seven children and have never had them baptised, I don’t have the money for the godparents and for the party… I saw her again and after a little catechesis I baptised them in the chapel of the archepiscopal residence.
The woman said to me: ‘Father, I can’t believe it, you make me feel important’. I said to her: ‘But madam, what do I have to do with it? It’s Jesus who makes you important.’
Sandro Magister previews Pope Benedict XVI’s hotly anticipated meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel tomorrow:
It has become routine to think about Benedict XVI as the pope of the ‘Logos’. His critics accuse him of rationalism. But in reality, he is convinced that Christianity’s ‘proof of truth’ does not come solely by rational means. For him, ‘art and the saints are the greatest apologia of our faith’.