VATICAN CITY – Even though a conclave to elect a new pope has not yet started, the papal tailors have the white cassock ready for the new pontiff when he appears less than an hour after his election on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
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Collins told Catholic News Service Feb. 26, "Each cardinal brings his own sense of what are the key issues, but they will be very much determined by where he's coming from."
Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan.
Christians must be willing to risk civil disobedience and suffer its consequences as Western society lapses into denial of objective truth, says McGill University professor Douglas Farrow.
VATICAN CITY – The Clementine Hall is traditionally the place where cardinals bid farewell to popes at the end of a pontificate, but usually when the pope in question is lying in state before his funeral.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is the means by which Catholics receive the forgiveness of God. Its purpose is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God.
VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials have condemned some press coverage of the papal transition.
A small group of men from Wetaskiwin are taking an active stance against abortion.
WINNIPEG – If a teacher in a Catholic school feels that their relationship with God is not that important, their calling is not in a Catholic school, says an American catechist and educator.
With a nod to slain Pakistani cabinet minister Shabbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Stephen Harper inaugurated the long-awaited Office of Religious Freedom by appointing a Catholic scholar and public servant as its first-ever ambassador.