This is the second part of the in-depth study on the power of the Roman Pontiff: the preservation of the depositum fidei is the priority and inescapable requirement of his ministry.
- First part: The Pope's power is supreme, but not absolute or unlimited, by Geraldina Boni
Despotic decisions and communication through 'friends. These are serious gestures which show substantial contempt for the Church’s institution and the Papacy to lose credibility.
- The Pope's power is supreme, but not absolute or unlimited, by Geraldina Boni
The first part of a two-part in-depth study on papal power: not a personal status of superiority or domination, but a task of care and service, with precise limits.
Yesterday, the funeral of little Indi Gregory, the seriously ill eight-month-old girl who was put to death by English doctors and judges for her 'best interests', was held in Nottingham's Catholic cathedral. The bishop McKinney: 'There is a special place in Heaven for children like Indi'.
- "My beautiful warrior Indi Gregory", by Dean Gregory
The international news commentaries that the Pope intends to confiscate Cardinal Burke's home and salary focus on political and party logic, but miss the point. Instead, it is the very nature of the Church which is at risk.
Vatican sources close to the Daily Compass: Burke was defined as an "enemy" in an announcement made to the Heads of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia. The cardinal has not yet received a formal notice, but considering precedents, it is unlikely to be just a threat, which nonetheless would be very serious.
St Maximilian Kolbe had a great devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. And from the beginning the Medal was the hallmark of the Militia Immaculatae which is committed to spreading its devotion. The Daily Compass interviewed Father Raffaele Di Muro.
Introduced by Pius XI in 1925, this festivity which closes the liturgical year is more topical than ever: it is an invitation to wake up and shun accommodation to the worldly spirit.
It’s not only Strickland. The long series of bishops removed prematurely by Pope Francis has accelerated in the last year and a half: strike one to educate a hundred.
The criminal act of an immigrant, who stabbed three children, triggered violent protests even the police struggled to contain. But, it is just the tip of the iceberg of the growing social tension caused by the disintegration of Irish society.
Milei is a paradoxical outsider in the Argentine political scene: his idea of anarcho-libertarian capitalism was condemned by Rerum Novarum. He rejects social justice by disqualifying his compatriot Pope Francis. But unlike a Church today embalmed in the progressive political scheme, he has spoken out clearly against abortion.