For decades, many liberation theologians globally have lived with a looming possibility: A letter could arrive from the Vatican contesting their work.
Preparing for the Year for Consecrated Life, members of religious orders, secular institutes and consecrated virgins are asked to spend a considerable amount of time remembering the joy they felt when they first realized God was calling them.
"Pope Francis has asked us to let our hearts dwell on a freeze-frame of the joy of 'the moment when Jesus looked at me,'" said Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz and Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, respectively prefect and secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
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Vatican theologians have given their approval to a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, moving him a step closer to sainthood.
Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the speculation that he was forced to step down, and he said he still wears the distinctive white papal cassock for “purely practical reasons.”
Pope Francis has placed reform of the Vatican as a top priority of his papacy. Whether or not he will succeed remains to be seen.
Celebrating the closing Mass for the extraordinary general chapter of the Legionaries of Christ and ending his service as papal delegate overseeing the order, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis told the priests that the Lord had healed their order and reaffirmed his love for them.
The Galveston-Houston cardinal said "there's bigger eggs to fry" in the church worldwide than arguments over divorced and remarried Catholics.
A year ago Friday, Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
The Catholic church must fundamentally reorient itself to place its institutions and financial resources at the service of the world's poor, Cardinal Orlando Quevedo said.