Posts Tagged ‘John L Allen’

John Allen apologises to misquoted cardinal Comments 0

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Journalist John L. Allen, Jr., has apologised to South African Cardinal Wilfred Napier after the latter was misquoted in a Crux story. The story included a quote by Cardinal Napier seemingly challenging the right of Pope Francis to appoint members of a commission to draft the synod on the family’s final document. But after Cardinal Read more

What the canonisations of two popes tells us Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Every spring in Rome, the big production is normally the Easter Mass celebrated by the pope. This year Easter remains the spiritual linchpin, but in popular terms it’s more like a warm-up act for next Sunday’s double-play canonisations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. This will be the first time two popes have Read more

Catholic Church wealth and other items Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Most people believe the real power in Catholicism resides with the hierarchy, and in terms of both theology and church law, that’s basically right. For instance, canon law says the pope wields “supreme, full, immediate and universal” authority, and it’s tough to get more sweeping than that. One wonders, however, if an accountant would reach Read more