- May 27, 2020
Doctrinal and control issues may not be the only reason the Catholic Church has never joined the World Council of Churches — it could be about respect.
Even acknowledging that RFK had feet of clay too, his legacy at 50 years still packs a punch.
As it turns out, both Popes Benedict and Francis are big admirers of Don Giacomo Tantardini, who penned a brief collection of prayers that went to become Italy’s version of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”
When I recently told a FedEx employee that I needed to ship something to Vatican City State, his puzzled response was, “What country is that in?”
The president of the bishops’ conference in the Ivory Coast has raised anew the problem of clergy who go abroad and never come home, often with no stable community or oversight.
Three things happened Saturday with big Catholic implications, two initiated by the pope, and the other by Irish voters.