Archive of February 27, 2013

Cardinal Wuerl describes spiritual experience of conclave

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- A conclave is similar to going on a rigorous spiritual retreat that is pervaded by silence, according to Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Cardinal says next Pope likely to be young

Feb 27, 2013 - 02:03 pm .- A cardinal from Chile who will be participating in the general meetings leading up to the conclave said that the next Pope will most likely be relatively young.

Atheist Nobel prize winner mourns Pope's retirement

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- An atheist Peruvian author has praised the spiritual and intellectual stature of Pope Benedict XVI and said that his departure is a loss for the cultural and spiritual life of the world.  

Pope's final audience was bittersweet for cardinals

Feb 27, 2013 - 09:20 am .- The cardinals and bishops who attended Pope Benedict XVI’s last big public appearance made sure to show him their love and respect, but it was a hard moment as well.

Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”

Harvard debate stresses meaning, purpose of marriage

Feb 27, 2013 - 04:09 am .- At the heart of the national debate on same-sex unions is a fundamental disagreement on the nature of marriage, said a participant in a recent discussion at Harvard Law School.

Coalition of African-American Pastors joins March for Marriage

Feb 27, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Civil Rights activist Reverend Bill Owens has joined with the National Organization for Marriage to promote and lead the March for Marriage occurring in Washington, D.C. next month.

Benedict's faith encyclical could appear in different form

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's anticipated encyclical on faith will not be released before his resignation but it may appear in another form, according to the head of the Holy See's press office.

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