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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

Agnes Mary Donovan

A sweeping Vatican investigation of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States that began five years ago over fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up mostly praising the sisters Tuesday — a major shift in tone and approach under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Retired pope wanted ‘Father Benedict’ name—report


A German newspaper is reporting that retired Pope Benedict XVI says he would have liked to be known after his resignation as “Father Benedict” — a title that would have distinguished him more clearly from the current pontiff.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Veil believed to have imprint of Christ’s face arriving in PH

The "Veronica's Veil", a mysterious icon that many believe shows the face of Christ is pictured, 26 August 2006 in Manoppello, in the Holy Face Santuary, a monastery in the Abruzzo region east of Rome. Pope Benedict XVI will make a pilgrimage to the monastery to visit the icon, said by locals to be a piece of cloth that St Veronica used to mop Jesus' brow on his walk to the Cross and which later assumed his image.

Filipino Catholics will have a chance to venerate a piece of cloth bearing what the faithful believe is an original imprint of the face of Jesus Christ.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope opens John Paul II, John XXIII canonization Mass

Pope Francis asperses incense as he leads a solemn celebration in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2014.  AP

Pope Francis began an historic ceremony on St Peter’s Square on Sunday to confer sainthood on two of his predecessors — John Paul II and John XXIII.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

St. Peter’s overflows for historic day of 4 popes


Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter’s Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »