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The root of the China-Vatican agreement: Napoleon
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.
September 24, 2018
Napoleon’s consolidation of power in France in 1801 involved the recognition of the pope as the “ordinary and immediate pastor” of the universal church—a key component in the impending agreement between the Vatican and China.
When a 5-year-old Irish boy saw a heavenly apparition: the story of Knock
August 23, 2018
Pope Francis will be spending a few precious hours at the Basilica of Knock while he is in Ireland this weekend.
Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
August 10, 2018
The "regular canonical trial" for an accused bishop, experts say, usually would be conducted by the apostolic tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Politics & Society
What would happen if Roe vs. Wade were overturned?
July 05, 2018
With a new solid conservative majority in SCOTUS, could there be new restrictions on abortion?
What are ‘canonical penalties’ and how should they be handed down?
June 14, 2018
It is rare for penalties to be discussed in relation to a subject other than abortion.
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Why the Catholic Church cares about sports
June 07, 2018
A new Vatican document considers the impact of sports on society, the pursuit of the common good and the unity of the human family.
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