It is clear to us all that today’s world is in need of a new evangelization, a fresh accounting on the part of Christians for the hope that is in them. Yet those who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord are tragically divided and cannot always give a consistent common witness. Herein lies an enormous […]
As priests we are available to all: to those who know God at first hand and to those for whom he is the Unknown.
Among you, in the College of Cardinals, there is also the future pope to whom today I promise my unconditional reverence and obedience.
I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All the greater is my pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate.
Now, at this moment, weak servant of God that I am, I must assume this enormous task, which truly exceeds all human capacity. How can I do this? How will I be able to do it? All of you, my dear friends, have just invoked the entire host of Saints, represented by some of the […]
No pope ever condemned slavery.
I’m one of the cliffhanging Catholics. I don’t believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.
And the generalissimo, the Prime Minister of Russia, leaned on the table, and he pulled his mustache like that, and looked over at Mr. Churchill and said: “Mr. Churchill, Mr. Prime Minister, how many divisions did you say the pope had?”
Now when you speak of the Inquisition, you have to be specific as to which Inquisition you are referring. There were several of them which were spread over several countries of Europe, and which spanned a time frame of just over six centuries. Each was formed to counter a serious heretical threat to the Catholic […]
The church can, and does, freely weigh in on any aspect of life related to the society I live in. It can condemn legal abortions and decry stem cell research. It can press down on the Democratic presidential candidate and the pope can suggest Americans are “soulless,” and it is all the work of sincere […]