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Reform within Continuity

April 18, 2010 Fr. Matthew Lamb 0

In the first months of his reign the Pope insisted on a proper understanding of the reforms of Vatican II, showing how these reforms were in continuity with the teachings of the Church for the […]

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A Pope Who Thinks in Centuries

April 18, 2010 Tracey Rowland 0

In 1963 Columbia Pictures produced the movie The Cardinal. According to Wikipedia the Vatican’s liaison officer on the project was a young Joseph Ratzinger. In the movie there is a dialogue between a couple of […]

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The Pope and His Pharisaical Attackers

March 29, 2010 George Neumayr 0

The very secularists and libertine Catholics who wanted the aberrant sexual revolution to enter the Church in the 1960s and 1970s now hold Pope Benedict XVI responsible for its lingering effects. This takes considerable gall, […]

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Landmark Pastoral Letter Sparks Mixed Reactions

March 22, 2010 Michael Kelly 0

In a statement, the group—which is currently engaged in a consultation process with the Irish Bishops’ Conference—said the pastoral letter represented a long-overdue apology from the Pope and the Vatican. “Victims desperately need closure for […]

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Vatican Opens the Door to Anglican Converts

October 21, 2009 Catherine Harmon 0

According to the CDF statement, personal ordinariates will operate under the jurisdiction of an ordinary, who will be appointed from among former Anglican clergy. Ordinariates will be established in cooperation with local Catholic episcopal conferences, […]