There was a time was when the world came to the pope. Under John Paul II, the pope also came to the world, as JOHN THAVIS reports.
Guest editorial by Margaret Blackie In the gospel of John, Jesus says: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (12:24). When we are in the midst of grief following some significant loss, this phrase can seem meaningless [...]
Peace is a household word, pronounced and desired everywhere, yet it is a rare commodity. We want peace and often we get the opposite. What is the problem? Are we correct about our notion of peace?
By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service When the freshly named patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, chose 37-year old Father Loris Capovilla as his personal secretary in 1953, a sceptical adviser told the cardinal that the priest looked too sickly to bear the strain of his new job.
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