The media are getting Pope Francis wrong, again
| 20 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
So, yes, the Pope is still Catholic. And no, he didn’t say what they claim he said.
‘Peter is not there’
| 05 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
The official Latin term for the time between popes holding the office of the papacy is the Interregnum. There is no pope. Vatican operations go into near shutdown or at least restricted mode with key officials doing only essential duties, attending to the most critical things, while the college of cardinals carry the weight of the church and world on their shoulders. But there’s no word for the uneasiness countless Catholics feel around the world for this time of the sede vacante, the empty seat. As one renowned cardinal put it last time around, in 2005, ‘it’s frightening, Peter is not there.’
| 30 October 2012 | FEATURES |
The Second Vatican Council was a landmark event whose effects are still being felt in the Catholic Church.