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Cardinal Bernardin

Catholic Leftists on the march

For good reason, commentators on the Catholic Left could hardly contain their excitement at the papal visit

A painting of St Philip Neri adorns the retable in St Philip's Chapel at the Birmingham Oratory  (CNS /Marcin Mazur)

The saint who didn’t hunt souls

St Philip Neri was a gentle and joyful saint who had a particular gift to offer the Eternal City

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Every time the ‘Kasper proposal’ has been rejected, Pope Francis has kept the discussion going

Karol Wojtyła in the 1960s, then Archbishop of Kraków [CNS]

Kraków, the city of the century

The historian’s eye sees here all the principal events of a century of geopolitics

Pope Francis has embraced the 
‘environmental evangelical strategy’ [AP]

Pope Francis’s pastoral strategy is to join an effort that has been underway for decades in both Orthodoxy and Anglicanism

Is St John Paul II being sidelined? (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Forgetting the unforgettable pope

Here in Kraków, it is impossible to forget this spiritual giant

A man kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston (AP)

No sanctuary from the slaughter

The massacre in Charleston garnered worldwide attention, yet the phenomenon of sacrilegious violence is global and growing

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo (CNS)

Francis’s great political journey

The Pope’s travels have so far been both pastoral and pious

A pilgrim holds a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero during beatification (CNS)

The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

Pope Francis (CNS)

The eco-encyclical won’t commit the Church to unsettled science