Many Catholics dismiss it entirely; some regard acceptance of it as the litmus test of loyalty to the Church. Rome is looking for a way to move beyond the divisions over Pope Paul VI’s ban on contraception
CDF Prefect Luis Ladaria has this week reaffirmed the impossibility of ordaining women in the Catholic Church. But it has become clear that cardinal-elect Ladaria’s statements run counter to a position recently enunciated by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.
The canonisation of the Salvadorean archbishop, expected to take place in St Peter’s Square, follows a long struggle to have Romero raised to the altars, a cause which had been blocked by powerful elements in Rome and San Salvador.
A new book reveals Pope Paul VI accused Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of acting as judge over both the papacy and the Second Vatican Council after the traditionalist prelate refused to accept Church reforms