L'Osservatore Romano Archives - Crux



  • New Vatican communications portal due by end of year

    New Vatican communications portal due by end of year

    Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, says a new web portal bringing together all the different media offices of the Vatican will be focused on “communicating the pope, his magisterium, his gestures, [and] the work of the Roman dicasteries to the Church around the world.”

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  • A note on the ‘ecumenism of hate’ and papal rhetoric

    A note on the ‘ecumenism of hate’ and papal rhetoric

    Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro and Reverend Marcelo Figueroa caused controversy by using the expression “ecumenism of hate” in a La Civiltà Cattolica article to describe the relations between Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States. It’s not fair to criticize Spadaro/Figueroa for inflammatory rhetoric without conceding that it is of a piece with the pontifical style which they are proposing as a model for Christian engagement. And it would be dismissive to consider that style to be just loose talk, without a pastoral purpose.

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  • Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Shortly after one Vatican article stirred debate by asserting there’s an “ecumenism of hate” in the U.S. between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics, another over the weekend asserted that the “main obstacle” to implementing Pope Francis’s vision for the Church is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low.”

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