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Topic: John Paul II

The real story behind the Pope’s message to the Mafia: Hell exists and we all need to take this on board

Pope Francis has made clear that we will live with the consequences of our actions forever

We need to pray for another Fulton Sheen

The case of Archbishop Sheen is especially significant for our times

A pastoral Pope alone cannot deliver change and renewal

Pastoral bishops and priests must help the Pope if his desired changes are to be achieved

A pontificate that is stirring the hearts of all Christians

Pope Francis has quickly become the most iconic moral authority in the world today

Francis has shown us the human face of holiness in his first year

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift

Christians should transform the present not pine for the past

Buildings can decay, religious communities die but each generation invariably throws up new holy people who run with the torch of the Christian faith

Pope Francis has his own way of doing things: but that doesn’t mean he is reinventing the Catholic religion. If you’re worried, you should calm down: all is well

He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt

Do we really need to canonise our popes? Who counts more, St Francis, or the pope of the day?

The Catholic Church ‘thinks in centuries’ and this phrase rests on the received wisdom that time needs to pass before we can make a judgement on someone

A plea to the Pope: please, Holy Father, overrule the Curia’s probably illegal instruction to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate not to use the 1962 Missal

The motu proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum’ says that they need ‘no permission from the Apostolic See’ to celebrate the Tridentine Mass: their congregation has acted ultra vires

WYD 2013: ‘We will not wash our hands Holy Father. We will take courage’

This World Youth Day we will ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’