Category Archives: Vatican Voices

Pop art pope wins graffiti game of peace

UPDATE: After being up less than half the day, the city’s waste collectors came to scrape everything off. Like two years ago, spray paint graffiti, trash and unsanitary mementos of a canine kind remain… VATICAN CITY — In a clandestine … Continue reading

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As a teen, the Holy Father’s father gave talks on the papacy

VATICAN CITY — Obviously oblivious to the fact that he would have a son who, one day, would become pope, a 17-year-old Mario Bergoglio actually became a sort of informal expert on the papacy, giving two talks on the subject … Continue reading

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The cardinal walking in Piazza Navona who became pope

VATICAN CITY — Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, who has been helping the Vatican press hall during the interregnum, gave journalists his impressions of last night’s election of Pope Francis. We thought we would share his reflections with you here: Sunday … Continue reading

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‘You can’t pick and choose in Catholic moral teaching’

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The church must evolve with the times, and the clergy must stand by their faith in the face of animosity from the secular world, a Catholic philosopher said. John Rist, a philosopher and … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Father Robert Prevost

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the latest Vatican Voices podcast, Father Robert Prevost, Prior General of the Augustinian Order, talks about the dominance of mass media in the West and the church’s response to secular culture.     Click … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Ralph Martin

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the latest edition of Vatican Voices, Ralph Martin, a professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and an official expert at the Synod on the new evangelization, talks of the legacy of Vatican … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Bishop William J. McNaughton

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the second podcast from Vatican Voices, Bishop William J. McNaughton, a father of the Second Vatican Council, talks about Vatican II and revitalizing the Catholic faith in the modern world. Click here: Vatican … Continue reading

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