From the pulpit where he stood one day last week, Richard James Cardinal Cushing, 68, looked down not at the familiar Irish faces of his own Boston congregation but rather into the docile and questioning gaze of brown Peruvian eyes. The occasion was the blessing of a new brick-and-concrete Roman Catholic church in a slum suburb of Lima.
The most important social statement of the Roman Catholic Church in recent centuries has been a document known as Rerum Novarum * issued on May 15, 1891 by 81-year-old Leo XIII as a papal encyclicalan open letter to the bishops of the church.
When Christopher Wartmann set his heart on going to the University of Dayton, a private Catholic college in Ohio, he was less worried about getting in than about how his family would come up with the more than $20,000 a year it was going to cost.
It was an awkward situation: There I was, stuck in a windowless conference room, talking sex with a Catholic priest. Not just any priest an Archbishop, sitting under a portrait of the Pope
For the iPod generation, it doesn’t get more radical than wearing a veil. The hijab worn by traditional Muslim women might have people talking, but it’s the wimple that really turns heads.
ROME has spoken,” runs an ancient proverb of the Roman Catholic Church. “The case is closed.” No longer true.
The Year of Our Lord 1962 was a year of American resolve, Russian orbiting, European union and Chinese war. In a tense yet hope-filled time, these were the events that dominated conversation and invited history’s scrutiny
Alta Jacko is the mother of eight children. She is also an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
A fortnight hence in the Vatican, 2,600 bishops of the Roman Catholic Church will meet in a gathering so rare that only 20 others like it have been convened in the 20 centuries of Christian history. The purpose of the Second Vatican Council is what His Holiness Pope John XXIII, who has the Catholic prelate's traditional wariness of words that suggest drastic change, calls an aggiornamentoa modernization.
The mass this Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in West Palm Beach will be offered on behalf of five people. Only one of them is a recently deceased head of a global terrorist network.