Pope Benedict’s True Legacy in Africa Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation has elicited a lot of reflection and commentary on the legacy of his pontificate on the Church as well as the world. Amidst all these, we have heard some of the unfortunate and unfavourable criticisms in the mainstream media, particularly on his work and mission in Africa. I call them unfortunate […]
Print Edition: 07/02/14 In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Archbishop Leo Cushley offers a moving eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation on the first anniversary of that momentous day. Architect Ptolemy Dean discusses his plans to give visitors to Westminster Abbey a striking new view of the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Quentin de […]
Two Infaillible Ex Cathedra Definitions I Think Pope Francis Should Make There are only two streams from which infallible doctrines of the Catholic Church can originate. The first stream originates from the Church herself. While individual bishops do not enjoy the prerogative of infallibility, through the bond of communion among themselves and with the successor of Peter, they do proclaim Christ’s doctrine of infallibly whenever they […]
The New Papal Diet – From Benedict Steak to Francis Milk I spent the greater part of my twenties and early thirties being confident in the foregone conclusion that Jesus of Nazareth was a fictional character, created by people who needed religion as a coping mechanism. I like to say that I was more anti-Christian than I was Agnostic, but that’s only because I could never […]
Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism …or so you’d think if you got all your information about Catholicism from blog comboxes. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis has been in the news lately. The media jumped on his offhand comments about homosexuals, breathlessly reported on a letter he wrote to an atheist, and made much hay over an interview given by the Vatican’s […]
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