In a new biography, 'Benedict XVI: A Life', the retired pope rejects accusations of interfering in church debates since his resignation in 2013, claiming this is a “malicious distortion of the truth.”
Commenting on the retired pope’s new book, Dr Austin Ivereigh, Vatican expert and biographer of Pope Francis said, “It’s a totally imprudent and ill thought-out intervention which has the effect of undermining Francis’s authority.”
“More dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples and more future for our common home.”
Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.
"It is not part of the culture of the Church to turn a spotlight on itself.”
The miracle relates to the healing of a baby in the womb whose life, and that of her mother's, were under threat.
“We now have an educated laity, perceptive of social change, anxious to play a part in the mission of the Church. We are foolish to ignore them.”
"To know that the Holy Father is with us even when the Government does not appear to be with us, that is why we are so religious.”
Good communication is never merely the product of the latest or most developed technology but realised through deep interpersonal relationship.
Three years would give people an opportunity to address Laudato Si’s recommendations in the local church in the first year, nationally in the second year and globally in the third year.
International Catholic weekly is the second oldest surviving journal in the UK after The Spectator.
Fr Francis Gleeson was “a priest with extraordinary human qualities; a humble priest whose faith enabled him to do great things in war and peace”: Archbishop Martin.
Dr Thomas Hilgers warns that many women have been damaged and traumatised due to contraception, abortion and IVF.
Parish priest Fr John Brogan overcome as Pope imparts blessing following beatification ceremony of Blessed Paul VI.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was made a cardinal in 1977 by Pope Paul, will attend beatification ceremony.
Some of his most significant comments concern the role of women in the Church.
Three-day trip in May will include a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch.