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The media are getting Pope Francis wrong, again

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: America magazine, Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit missionary, Jorge Bergoglio, La Civilta Cattolica, Pope Francis, Vatican II
So, yes, the Pope is still Catholic. And no, he didn’t say what they claim he said.


‘Peter is not there’

Sheila Liaugminas | 05 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Chair of Peter, Interregnum, papacy, Pope Benedict XVI, Second Vatican Council, Vatican II
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.’


Aggiornamento revisited

Edward Pentin | 30 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Vatican II
The Second Vatican Council was a landmark event whose effects are still being felt in the Catholic Church.


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