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  • Absentee dads hinder children’s understanding of God, Pope says

    05/23/2012 6:02:13 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 7 replies
    CNA ^ | May 23, 2012 | David Kerr
    Vatican City, May 23, 2012 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dads who are absent from their family make it more difficult for their children to understand God as a loving father, Pope Benedict XVI said on May 23. “Perhaps modern man does not perceive the beauty, grandeur and profound consolation contained in the word ‘father’ with which we can turn to God in prayer, because the father figure is often not sufficiently present in today’s world, and is often not a sufficiently positive presence in everyday life,” the Pope said in his weekly general audience address. He underscored that the...
  • Hans Küng demands the Pope be deposed for schism

    05/23/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 38 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 23 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Pope should be deposed if he accepts the SSPX back
  • Vicious power struggles in the Vatican

    05/21/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 18 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 21 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Power struggles in the Vatican in run up to key appointments
  • Infallibility

    05/16/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 180 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Infallibility Christ gave to Simon Peter and his successors, the Keys to the Kingdom and the power of binding and loosing. To the Popes was given the authority to teach. To them, in this regard, was given the charism of infallibility. "Infallibility" is not "impeccability" -- the inability to sin. Catholics do not believe that Popes are sinless and never err. Infallibility is simply a gift that is expressed in very specific ways, limited by Sacred Deposit of Faith -- Tradition, Scripture, and the unanimous writings of the early Fathers. As put by Vatican I: For the Holy Spirit...
  • Vatican considers making JPII a saint in 2015

    05/11/2012 6:18:19 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Polish newspaper reporting that JPII may be canonised at WJD in Krakow in 2015
  • Lefebvrians Await “Yes” Answer From Pope

    05/07/2012 11:43:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/6/12 | Andrea Tornielli
    The process for the Society of St. Pius X’s return to full communion with Rome is expected to be concluded by the end of MayThe response sent to the Vatican on 17 April by Bishop Bernard Fellay will be examined in the next few days by the cardinal and bishop members in Ordinary Session of the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith, commonly known as Feria Quarta; their decision will then be submitted to Benedict XVI. The process which should lead the Society of St. Pius X – founded by Mgr. Lefebvre - to return to full communion with...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KEYS, 05-04-12

    05/04/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; }   KEYS The emblem of Christ's conferral of spiritual power on St. Peter: "I will give unto you, the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 16, 19). This distinctive power in the Church given to Peter is expressed by the two crossed keys, the first emblem to have been assigned to any saint, at the same time as the sword came to represent St. Paul. See Also: POWER OF THE KEYS All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic...
  • Papal Infallibility: A Symbolic, Yet Problematic, Term

    04/29/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 307 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | March 30, 2012 | REV. JOHN T. FORD CSC
    Although papal infallibility is commonly found in popular conversation, how well the term is understood is another matter.“Christ giving Peter the keys of the kingdom” by Pietro PeruginoAs Danny Garland, Jr., pointed out in his recent article on “The Development of the Dogma of Papal Infallibility,” the term “papal infallibility” has a centuries-old history that stretches from Peter John Olivi, in the thirteenth century, through John Henry Newman, in the nineteenth century, and down to the present. 1In addition to being a well-known term with a lengthy history, “papal infallibility” is also highly symbolic: for Roman Catholics, it has often...
  • Holy Mass is encounter with risen Jesus, Pope says

    04/16/2012 1:28:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    CNA ^ | Vatican City, Apr 15, 2012 | Holy Mass is encounter with risen Jesus, Pope says
    Vatican City, Apr 15, 2012 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Holy Mass is more than a historical re-enactment, Pope Benedict XVI said on April 15, Divine Mercy Sunday. “Christian worship is not just a commemoration of past events, or even a particular mystical, interior experience, but essentially an encounter with the Risen Lord,” he told pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square prior to the midday recitation of the Regina Coeli prayer. For while Christ now “lives in the dimension of God, beyond space and time” he is still truly present in the midst of his creation as “he speaks to us...
  • Benedict XVI: Celebrating his birthday and election as Pope [85th BirthDay Roundup]

    04/16/2012 12:56:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    Romereports.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | Romereports
    On April 16, 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger turned 78 years old. Two days later he took part in the conclave to elect the man who would follow John Paul II. What happened 24 hours later, is now part of history. He was elected seven years ago. During his pontificate, he has written three encyclicals and has taken on 30 trips- in and outside of Italy. As a whole, he has visited 21 countries in five different continents. Aside from his seventh anniversary as Pope, he will turn 85 on April 16th. As a way to celebrate his birthday, on April...
  • Pope Benedict XVI warns of moral 'darkness' as he celebrates Easter Mass

    04/08/2012 12:16:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2012
    Pope Benedict, leading the world's Catholics into Easter, says technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God and moral values, poses a threat to the world. The basilica, the largest church in Christendom, was in the dark for the start of the service to signify the darkness in Jesus' tomb before what Christians believe was his resurrection from the dead three days after his crucifixion. The some 10,000 faithful in the basilica lit candles as the pope moved up the central aisle on a wheeled platform he uses to conserve his strength and then the basilica's lights were turned...
  • Faith is the true ‘enlightenment,’ Pope says at Easter Vigil (1 American among those baptized)

    04/07/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | April 7, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil Vatican City, Apr 7, 2012 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith, which reveals God’s light to humanity, is the "true enlightenment," Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed on April 7 as he celebrated Christ’s resurrection at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Benedict explained that the "enlightenment" of faith, unlike that of scientific rationalism, enables "God’s light to break into our world, opening our eyes to the true light."Below, the full text of Pope Benedict's homily during the Easter Vigil:Dear Brothers and Sisters,Easter is the feast of the new creation. Jesus...
  • Austrian woman intends to celebrate "Easter Mass"

    04/05/2012 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 17 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 5 April 2012 | Cathcon
    At Easter, the theologian Martha Heizer returns to committing a "delictum gravis" and will hold a Eucharistic celebration in the "domestic church" – under the threat of excommunication. The Tyrolean church theologian and critic Martha Heizer has drawn the ire of many religious leaders. She and four colleagues are accused of imitating Eucharistic celebrations without a priest. In the ecclesiastical world, this is a "delictum gravis", ie a "serious offense", which may lead to the excommunication. The local clergy has now launched investigations into the case. An opinion of the Bishop, Manfred Scheuer should be be presented "in the coming...
  • Bishop Williamson- new evidence required before conviction

    04/05/2012 2:57:08 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 5th April 2012 | Cathcon
    The completion of the investigation of Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson takes longer than initially planned. In about three weeks, a penalty will be sought for race hatred of of 6500€, said the spokesman for the prosecutors in Regensburg, Wolfhard Meindl,on Tuesday.
  • Mexico Considers Religious Reforms After Pope's Visit

    04/02/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 2, 2012
    A major step forward for religious rights in Mexico was made this week, just days after Pope Benedict XVI visited the country, as the nation's Senate approved a constitutional reform that guarantees people the right to celebrate religious events.The senators voted 72-35 in favor of the change on March 28, but at least 16 of Mexico's 31 state legislatures must still approve the reform, The Associated Press reported.Although 76.5 percent of Mexico's population is Roman Catholic, according to the CIA's World Factbook, the country has no official religion, and in the past has held harsh anti-clerical laws and restrictions -- the...
  • Cuba makes Good Friday a holiday after papal trip

    04/01/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2012
    Cuba has honored an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI and declared next week's Good Friday a holiday for the first time since the early days following the island's 1959 Revolution, though a decision on whether the move will be permanent will have to wait. The Communist government said in a communique Saturday that the decision was made in light of the success of Benedict's "transcendental visit" to the country, which wrapped up Wednesday. It said the Council of Ministers, Cuba's supreme governing body, will decide later whether to make the holiday permanent. Benedict's appeal was reminiscent of his predecessor John...
  • Pope, Just Back From Trip, Celebrates Palm Sunday (with good news from Cuba)

    04/01/2012 5:03:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2012 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Benedict XVI has kicked off the Catholic Church's Holy Week celebrations with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square and good news from Cuba. Cuba's communist government on Saturday agreed to Benedict's request to make Good Friday a holiday, a request made during his visit to the Caribbean island last week. The day, which is celebrated this Friday, marks the solemn commemoration of Christ's death. On Sunday, Benedict traveled into St. Peter's Square on the back of a white jeep at the start of Palm Sunday Mass, which marks Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem and inaugurates Holy Week. Benedict...
  • Cuba Declares Good Friday Holiday After Pope Visit

    03/31/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/31/12
    Cuba's Communist government has declared Good Friday next week to be a public holiday following an appeal from Pope Benedict. The Pope made the request during his recent visit to the island. Good Friday is the day Catholics commemorate the death of Christ, and is a central part of Easter celebrations. It is the first time it has been recognised as a public holiday in Cuba since the 1960s, when religious holidays were abolished. President Raul Castro took the decision in light of the success of the Pope's "transcendental visit", the Cuban government said in a statement. The holiday will...
  • Rome excommunicates four Ukrainian bishops

    03/30/2012 6:39:55 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 30/03/2012 | Chris Gillibrand
    Four bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church excommunicated More in Spanish here- detailing some extraordinary career paths Former monks of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat who appointed themselves bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2008 have been excommunicated for disobedience They appointed themselves bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2008. After trying to be recognized by the Ukrainian state as a Ukrainian Greek Catholic Orthodox Church, four former monks of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat, a Ukrainian, Slovak and two Czechs have been excommunicated. Their relations with the Vatican deteriorated four years ago
  • POPE BENEDICT'S MUST READ LINES FROM CUBA

    03/28/2012 3:10:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Seen and Unseen ^ | March 28, 2012 | Raymond Arroyo
    Pope Benedict has issued a series of subtle, but powerful messages to the oppressed people of Cuba and to the Castro government. Here are a sampling of some of his more important utterances:TRUTH "The truth is a desire of the human person, the search for which always supposes the exercise of authentic freedom... On the other hand, there are those who wrongly interpret this search for the truth, leading them to irrationality and fanaticism; they close themselves up in "their truth", and try to impose it on others.... Each human being has to seek the truth and to choose...