Posts Tagged ‘Pope St John Paul II’

Father, brother, friend, voice of the poor: Cardinal Ortega, RIP Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Many adjectives describe Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who died last week: father, brother, cardinal of Cuban youth, voice of Cuba’s poor, Cuban bridge to the US, accomplished pianist. He “was an important, and at the same time, controversial man of the church, who played a critical role in gaining ‘more spaces’ so that the Catholic Church Read more

Cardinal condemns de-canonisation of St John Paul II Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Poland has condemned attempts to damage the status of his former superior, St John Paul II, and rejected calls for his de-canonisation for ignoring sex abuse in the Catholic Church. “John Paul II was a man of the Second Vatican Council, which shaped his thinking about the Church and contemporary world”, Read more

Paradoxes and indicators of the Capella and McCarrick cases Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Capella McCarrick

These days we will find out whether Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, the former advisor to the Washington nunciature that the Vatican sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for possession and distribution of “large quantities” of child pornography, will present an appeal against the sentence. A circumstance that various Vatican sources think very probable. The traffic in Read more

Maleness an indispensable element of priesthood Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Male-only priesthood should be held as an unchanging and “definitive” part of the Catholic faith says the head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria. He says maleness is “an indispensable element” of the priesthood and the Church is “bound” by Christ’s decision only to choose male apostles. Ladaria’s opinion reflects Read more

First lay nurse to be beatified on Saturday Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The first-ever lay nurse to be beatified is a model of how to give of oneself for the good of others. Fr Pawel Galuszka has been involved with Hanna Chrzanowska’s canonisation cause. He said the Polish nurse “teaches us how important it is to make a sincere gift of oneself, even sacrifice, for the good Read more

Death penalty inhumane, Catechism should oppose it says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

“The death penalty is ‘inadmissible’ under any circumstance,” says Pope Francis. Speaking during the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s revised publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Francis said the death penalty violates the Gospel and amounts to the voluntary killing of a human life, which “is always sacred in the eyes Read more