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Last week I looked at the question of personal freedom vis-à-vis authority in the Church and to what degree public opinion in the Church has been accepted and promoted since Vatican II by Pope John Paul II and now Pope Francis.  The question, as I wrote, is a perennial and penetrating one in the Church, more
On April 19th, 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis reflects on the Holy Father’s six year pontificate. To download Flash Player please click here more