Category Archives: Vatican

Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although bishops should make up the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full … Continue reading

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St. Romero’s brothers rejoice at his canonization

By Melissa Vida  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before the sun rose in Rome Oct. 14, 88-year-old Gaspar Romero and his brother, 93-year-old Tiberio Romero were at the head of the line of thousands of people waiting to … Continue reading

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For Catholics, St. Oscar Romero’s canonization a dream come true

By Melissa Vida and Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — For many pilgrims from El Salvador and for many Catholics who focus on the tie between faith and justice, waiting for the canonization of St. Oscar Romero … Continue reading

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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the … Continue reading

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Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a place of justice and mercy, and its members must be catalysts for change, some young observers said at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 11. … Continue reading

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Commentary: With Romero, the church gains a model Salvadorans have long venerated

Commentary By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A few years ago, I asked a Salvadoran priest whether he believed Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the best known of the martyrs of El Salvador, would ever be recognized by … Continue reading

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New documentary reveals rare interview of Blessed Oscar Romero

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A new documentary about Blessed Oscar Romero, featuring a rare interview with him, revealed the martyred archbishop’s thoughts regarding accusations that he became too progressive. Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa … Continue reading

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