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  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Pope John XXIII

    12/22/2019 8:03:39 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 12/22/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Pope John XXIII. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Pope John XXIII was the first Pope to modernize the Papal office to the rest of the world. His efforts to expand the Catholic Party's outreach into the Soviet bloc set the state for future popes to engage, culminating in John Paul II's historic alliance with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain...
  • Sainthood rites for John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world (3D in cinemas, for free)

    04/14/2014 2:29:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    RNS ^ | April 14, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don’t make it to Rome.View down Via della Conciliazione to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Harris via Flickr City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St Peter’s Square on April 27.For the first time viewers will...
  • Solemnity is the order of the day for John Paul II and John XXIII’s double canonization

    04/01/2014 5:26:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 31, 2014 | IACOPO SCARAMUZZI
    The Vatican Press Office has published the details regarding the preparations for the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, to be celebrated on 27 April. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to be present Iacopo Scaramuzzivatican city A simple prayer vigil in various churches across Rome the night before the big day, hundreds of thousands of faithful and the possible - though as yet uncertain – presence of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This is what the Vatican has in store for the double canonization ceremony that will make John XXIII and John Paul II saints...
  • Vatican II, 50 Years Later : The council brought great controversy, but eventually, a greater gift.

    10/11/2012 6:50:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2012 | George Weigel
    The modern history of the Catholic Church has rarely followed the historical arc imagined for it.In the early 19th century, the Church in France was awash in Jacobin-drawn blood, and the Church throughout Europe was reeling from two papal kidnappings by Napoleon. No one imagined that, in the decades just ahead, Catholicism would flourish in the new United States and that the Church’s mission to sub-Saharan Africa would begin in earnest, led by new religious orders founded in the aftermath of the French Revolution.In 1870, when Piux IX retreated behind the Leonine Wall and became the “prisoner of the...
  • St. Josemaría Escrivá and the Spirituality of Opus Dei

    06/25/2009 11:39:07 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 2 replies · 346+ views ^ | 7/28/05 | Fr. Gary Coulter
    You may have heard some of the rumors or accusations made about Opus Dei, how it is growing cult hiding under the guise of the Catholic Church. This is only the tip of the accusations on dozens of web pages about Opus Dei, which claim it is Fascist, dishonest, completely evil and working to take over the Catholic Church. And if it's on the internet, it must be true, right? Put Opus Dei into your favorite search engine, and of course the official Opus Dei site is listed, but the next entries will all be sites dedicated to letting...
  • Pontiff-to-be helped rescue thousands of Hungary's Jews

    01/02/2007 3:22:19 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 756+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2 January 2007 | Jay Bushinsky
    JERUSALEM -- Newly discovered records document the role of Monsignor Angelo Roncalli, a Vatican diplomat in Istanbul during World War II who later became Pope John XXIII, in helping rescue thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. They also lend weight to arguments that Pope Pius XII, who was pontiff during the war, failed to do all he could to prevent the systematic massacre of millions of Jews. The memoirs, documents and letters stashed away in the private collection of a Jewish associate of Monsignor Roncalli describe frequent late-night meetings in the Vatican compound in the heart of Istanbul. There,...
  • Lawyers eye former pope's blueprint to shield clergy

    07/31/2003 8:21:16 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 318 replies · 2,511+ views
    Boston ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | Robin Washington
    A Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII outlined a 1962 Vatican procedure for shielding sexually abusive priests, two lawyers for plaintiffs in cases against the church maintain. The ``Crimine Solicitationis,'' translated as ``Instructions on proceeding in cases of solicitation,'' states abuse cases are subject to the ``papal secret'' and threatens excommunication against victims who do not come forward within 30 days, according to the document given to authorities by Carmen Durso of Boston and Daniel J. Shea of Houston. On Monday, Durso presented an English translation to U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. ``We gave it to the U.S....