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A large U.S. study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics’ interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the Church’s policy priorities.
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Abandonment of internal Church discipline over the past half century has undermined the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, said the cardinal who heads the Vatican’s supreme court.
The leadership of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has expelled British Bishop Richard Williamson from the society, saying he distanced himself from them and refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.”
The carpet of the Harbor Room at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, served as fashion runway for Elegantees, designer Katie Martinez’s clothing line.
Patriarch Maximos Saigh, head of the Melkite rite in Antioch, made his introduction to the Second Vatican Council by breaking a rule. Instead of speaking Latin as the rules required, the patriarch spoke unapologetically in French.
He's studied in Rome, been a teacher of philosophy and theology, and lived on three continents.
Images that reflect the rich 100-year history of the Edmonton Archdiocese and its parishes are now on display at City Hall. One of many jubilee events throughout 2012 and 2013, the historical exhibit marks the centennial of the archdiocese. The display, which opened Oct. 22, includes a wealth of historical images seldom seen in public, going back to the archdiocese's early years.
VATICAN CITY – After decades of resentment and horror over the abuse of indigenous children, the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha marked a further step toward the reconciliation of the indigenous communities and the Catholic Church.
Proclaiming seven new saints – including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America – Pope Benedict said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.
The teaching of the Second Vatican Council represents a shift from seeing the Church primarily as an ordered institution to understanding the Church as a mystery, said Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.