Can You Hear Me Now? Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone

Can You Hear Me Now? Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone

The would-be exorcists blamed the web and atheism for what they see as a spike in evil, however the urgency evident within the course additionally appeared to have one thing to do with a rising conservative view that the church has gone astray underneath Pope Francis, and that finish occasions had drawn nigh. The pope […]

Legal Abortion in Argentina? A Long Shot Is Suddenly Within Reach

Legal Abortion in Argentina? A Long Shot Is Suddenly Within Reach

The arrival of an abortion invoice within the Chamber of Deputies, the decrease home of Argentina’s Congress, is extensively seen as a direct outgrowth of a broader ladies’s rights motion within the nation that began in 2015 with a marketing campaign in opposition to femicides referred to as “Ni Una Menos,” “Not One Less.” Hundreds […]

Pope Francis Admits ‘Grave Errors’ in Chile Sex Abuse Cases

Pope Francis Admits ‘Grave Errors’ in Chile Sex Abuse Cases

In a go to to Chile and Peru in January, the pope made a spirited protection of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid that appeared to ignore the testimony of abuse survivors, who had lengthy claimed the prelate had witnessed and coated up abuse by his mentor, the charismatic priest the Rev. Fernando Karadima. The pope mentioned […]

A Conservative Catholic Begs the Pope: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

A Conservative Catholic Begs the Pope: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Six years later, Douthat, a columnist for this newspaper, has grow to be the successor to the conservative Catholic doyen William F. Buckley Jr. (who as soon as took him crusing — and skinny-dipping — on Long Island Sound). His ascendance has come at an odd second: The proper wing dominates politics, however so-called conservatives […]

Pope Francis Puts Caring for Migrants and Opposing Abortion on Equal Footing

Pope Francis Puts Caring for Migrants and Opposing Abortion on Equal Footing

“Some Catholics consider it a secondary issue compared to the ‘grave’ bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian,” he mentioned, including that welcoming the stranger on the door was basic to the religion. “This is not a notion invented by some Pope, or […]

China Insists on Control of Religion, Dimming Hope of Imminent Vatican Deal

China Insists on Control of Religion, Dimming Hope of Imminent Vatican Deal

One of the Vatican-ordained bishops on the heart of the proposed deal, Guo Xijin, was detained by the authorities final week forward of Easter and compelled to go away his parish in Fujian Province, although he was allowed to return in time for the vacation. In an interview with The New York Times final month, […]

Pope Celebrates Easter Mass With Message of Peace for Syria and North Korea

Pope Celebrates Easter Mass With Message of Peace for Syria and North Korea

Security cameras captured Mr. Ogah’s subsequent steps: Armed solely together with his naked palms, he confronted the thief, wrested the cleaver away and, after the person fell from his bike when attempting to flee, held him by the collar till law enforcement officials arrived. Mr. Ogah then disappeared, apparently fearing he could be deported as […]

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?

But the infernal remarks, particularly because the pope ready for Easter Sunday celebrations, proved too tempting for worldwide tabloids, conservative web sites antagonistic to the pope and lots of others to let go. “Pope Declares No Hell,” learn a screaming headline throughout the Drudge Report web site. “Does the Pope Believe in Hell?” requested Patrick […]

Easter Week Around the World (and Hell, if It Exists)

Easter Week Around the World (and Hell, if It Exists)

At a pre-dawn Mass on Thursday, the bishop urged congregants on the Saiqi church to be courageous and preserve the religion. “Full of comfort and hope, we are inspired to more bravely face struggles and offer our love to God,” he advised them. Not lengthy after, authorities brokers took him away for what they described […]

Australian Court to Decide Whether Cardinal Pell Faces Trial

Australian Court to Decide Whether Cardinal Pell Faces Trial

Allegations later surfaced that the cardinal himself had been concerned with abuse a long time in the past. Pope Francis granted Cardinal Pell a depart of absence to contest the fees, which the cardinal has vehemently denied. Fiery exchanges throughout witness testimony this week typified the tone of the listening to, they usually have make […]