Vatican http://www.kunc.org en One Year Later, 'A Pope For All' Keeps Catholics Guessing http://www.kunc.org/post/one-year-later-pope-all-keeps-catholics-guessing A year ago today, the world's 1.2 billion Catholics got their first Jesuit pope and the first from the global south. Taking the name Francis, he soon became one of the world's most popular newsmakers.<p>Following two doctrinally conservative leaders, the Argentine-born pope's pastoral approach has given the Catholic Church a new glow — less judgmental, more merciful.<p>Like many others in the big Sunday crowd in St. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 54633 at http://www.kunc.org One Year Later, 'A Pope For All' Keeps Catholics Guessing Pope Francis Says The Court Is The 'Leprosy Of The Papacy' http://www.kunc.org/post/pope-francis-says-court-leprosy-papacy Pope Francis is meeting on Tuesday with his closest advisors, a hand-picked lot of like-minded cardinals, to discuss the direction of the Roman Catholic Church.<p><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/30/pope-francis-meet-cardinals-church-reforms">As <em>The Guardian</em> writes,</a> "The panel – officially named the Council of Cardinals – was hailed as a revolutionary move when it was formed in April shortly after Francis's election." The eight cardinals come from across the globe, including the United States, Australia, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:26:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50280 at http://www.kunc.org Pope Francis Says The Court Is The 'Leprosy Of The Papacy' Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April http://www.kunc.org/post/popes-john-paul-ii-john-xxiii-become-saints-next-april The <a href="http://www.news.va/en/news/canonization-date-announced-for-blessed-popes-john" target="_blank">Vatican said Monday</a> that it has set April 27, 2014, as the date that popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be "raised to sainthood."<p>Their canonization will come on "the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy," the Holy See added.<p>That date has significance because in 2000, <a href="http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/JohnPaulII/DivineMercy.asp" target="_blank">as AmericanCatholic.org writes</a>, Pope John Paul II celebrated at the canonization of St. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 50204 at http://www.kunc.org Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like Cards http://www.kunc.org/post/church-must-find-balance-pope-says-or-fall-cards Pope Francis, <a href="http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview">in a wide-ranging interview with 16 Jesuit publications</a>, says "the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards" if it continues to focus on narrow issues such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.<p>"I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful," he said in the 12,000-word interview that was also published in <em><a href="http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview">America Magazine</a></em>. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:29:00 +0000 49806 at http://www.kunc.org Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like Cards Vatican's Secretary Of State Says Celibacy Is An Open Question http://www.kunc.org/post/vaticans-secretary-state-says-celibacy-open-question The Vatican's new secretary of state made some comments in an interview with a Venezuelan newspaper earlier this week that have surprised many.<p>Archbishop Pietro Parolin, whom Pope Francis appointed on Aug. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:05:00 +0000 49472 at http://www.kunc.org Vatican's Secretary Of State Says Celibacy Is An Open Question