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Papal saints of different styles but same ministry

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By Archbishop Mark Coleridge  THE two popes canonised last weekend were men of very different background, personality and style; and there’s been much comment about the decision of Pope Francis to canonise both men on the same day. Many saw it as an attempt to bridge the ideological divide in the Church, which made the decision largely political. But it ... Read More »

Celebrating Blessed John Paul II’s ‘new feminism’

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By Anna Krohn TWENTY-five years ago, Blessed Pope John Paul II, promulgated his Apostolic Letter On the Vocation and Dignity of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem). In this letter, he introduced a new language, interpretative frameworks and an alternative way of discussing the role of women in the Church, society and history. Throughout his long and prolific pontificate, the Polish pope would ... Read More »

How John Paul II changed our outlook on the saints

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I HAVE spent the past few days in Rome attending meetings at the Vatican. The city of Rome is a city of saints and martyrs of the Church. One cannot walk far before encountering the statues, shrines, relics, churches, stories of the saints and blesseds who are such important bearers and role models of our Catholic tradition. The Church commemorates ... Read More »

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