VATICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VATICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Dowd: John Paul II is no saint, no matter what church says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853777-82/john-church-paul-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853777-82/john-church-paul-pope.html.csp">Dowd: John Paul II is no saint, no matter what church says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAUREEN DOWD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T14:31:50.474-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • There were some disturbing elements to the Easter Mass I attended at Nativity, my childhood church. The choral director sang “Amazing Grace” to the tune of “Danny Boy.” The pews were half-empty on the church’s most sacred day. My sister reminisced about my christening, when the elderly Monsignor Coady turned away while he was dedicating me to the Blessed Virgin and I started rolling off the altar, propelling my gasping mother to rush up and catch me. But it was most upsetting as a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57853777@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:31:50 MDT The legacies of John Paul II and John XXIII http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57851378-80/john-paul-catholic-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57851378-80/john-paul-catholic-church.html.csp">The legacies of John Paul II and John XXIII</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA MURPHY and KEVIN ECKSTROM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T17:03:02.185-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One was a man who shook the very foundations of the Roman Catholic Church by ushering in revolutionary reforms through the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. The other was a charismatic globe-trotter who stared down communism and taught the world lasting lessons of how to die. On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize two predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, elevating the two most influential popes of the 20th century to the pantheon of Catholic life and worship. Though the canonizations are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851378@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:03:02 MDT Popes John Paul II and John XXIII: a rush to sainthood? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57850527-80/john-paul-pope-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57850527-80/john-paul-pope-church.html.csp">Popes John Paul II and John XXIII: a rush to sainthood?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T17:33:26.875-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Hundreds of pilgrims wind their way around St. Peter’s Square as tour guides shout in multiple languages. Beggars have their hands outstretched amid warnings of an invasion of pickpockets from abroad. Across Rome, hotels are full, streets are clean and the cash registers in the souvenir stalls are singing as the faithful pour in to the Eternal City for Sunday’s dual canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Italian authorities expect at least a million pilgrims, incl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850527@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:33:26 MDT John Paul’s legacy stained by sex abuse scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57846801-68/maciel-john-paul-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57846801-68/maciel-john-paul-vatican.html.csp">John Paul’s legacy stained by sex abuse scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T21:50:50.953-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium. But the sexual abuse scandal that festered under his watch remains a stain on his legacy. John Paul and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the abuse problem until very late in his 26-year papacy, even though...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578468012014-04-21T21:50:50.953-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-21T21:50:50.953-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness. Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks were the latest sign that he has become sensitized to the gravity of the abuse scandal after coming under ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578073032014-04-11T19:44:51.917-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T19:44:51.917-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:44:51 MDT Pope approves reforms for scandal-plagued Vatican bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57786473-80/bank-vatican-ior-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57786473-80/bank-vatican-ior-pope.html.csp">Pope approves reforms for scandal-plagued Vatican bank</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:21:02.231-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has approved a new direction for the scandal-ridden Vatican bank as it seeks to improve transparency and compliance with international guidelines, the Vatican said Monday. The bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works, was founded in 1942 to manage funds for Roman Catholic institutions, Vatican employees and clergy but has been plagued by allegations of money laundering and Mafia links for decades. The pope’s statement ended months of speculation about the trou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786473@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:21:02 MDT Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for baby George http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769339-68/elizabeth-queen-francis-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57769339-68/elizabeth-queen-francis-pope.html.csp">Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for baby George</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIELA PETROFF </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 02:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Queen Elizabeth II — bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates — paid a visit to Pope France at the Vatican on Thursday. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth’s great-grandson. The Argentine-born pope presented the queen with a stone orb topped with a sharp cross, saying it’s for “el ninetto” — a term of endearment for little child. Elizabeth said George “will be thrilled by that — when he’s a little older.” Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577693392014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T14:42:50.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769339@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:42:50 MDT Sainthood rites for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57760302-80/vatican-event-john-media.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57760302-80/vatican-event-john-media.html.csp">Sainthood rites for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T16:25:29.378-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don’t make it to Rome. City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St. Peter’s Square on April 27. For the first time viewers will be able t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760302@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:25:29 MDT Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738513-68/obama-pope-meeting-church.html.csp">Pope Francis, Obama find common ground in their first meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control. The gaps were evident in the differing accounts Obama and the Vatican gave of the meeting, with Obama stressing the two leaders’ common ground on fighting inequality and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577385132014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:25:41.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738513@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:25:41 MDT When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709385-80/obama-francis-vatican-pope.html.csp">When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect collaboration over conflict</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:20:26.454-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • President Barack Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as the U.S. leader wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world players that appears to carry especially high stakes from America’s perspective. The White House and U.S. Catholic bishops have been at loggerheads for years on a range of culture-war issues, and, on Tuesday, just two days before the Vatican meeting, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the contraception man...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:26 MDT Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp">Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">VATICAN CITY • Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission’s course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims’ groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse scandal, which has seriously damaged the Catholic Church’s reputation arou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577178182014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717818@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:54:01 MDT Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57658846-82/pope-francis-bishops-church.html.csp">Boorstein: Pope Francis wants you to get over him</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michelle Boorstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:00:03.224-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you’ve posted inspiring Pope Francis quotes on Facebook, if you’ve devoured every article about him, if you’re banking on him to revolutionize a tradition-heavy, 2,000-year-old institution by force of personality, Francis has a message for you: Stop it. Just stop it now. “Depicting the pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me,” Francis told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Wednesday. Mythologizing and idealizing him, he said, is a kind of “aggr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57658846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:03 MDT Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57638057-80/francis-church-pope-bishops.html.csp">Analysis — Pope Francis’ plan for reform: Convert the church</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T16:18:21.593-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • As Pope Francis approaches the one-year mark of his papacy, his global flock and a fascinated public are starting to measure the changes he is making against the sky-high hopes for transforming an institution many thought impervious to change. Every personnel move and every new proposal is being scrutinized for what it might indicate about the direction of the Catholic Church, what it might augur about possible adjustments to church teaching and whether the aspirations of so many ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638057@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:18:21 MDT Analysis: The surprising afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596738-80/benedict-francis-pope-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596738-80/benedict-francis-pope-vatican.html.csp">Analysis: The surprising afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T20:25:12.041-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. He has betrayed us, said those who thought Benedict’s papacy would be the final triumph of old-school Catholicism. He has undermined the papacy itself, they worried. Lightning even struck the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica hours after Benedict departed, surely a bad omen. Rumors that h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:25:12 MDT Pope Francis overhauls Vatican finances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596464-80/vatican-francis-financial-cardinals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596464-80/vatican-francis-financial-cardinals.html.csp">Pope Francis overhauls Vatican finances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T09:57:01.568-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis launched a sweeping reform Monday of the Vatican’s scandal-plagued financial system by naming one of his closest advisers on reform, Australian Cardinal George Pell, to head a powerful new department that will oversee the entire management of the Holy See. The new Secretariat for the Economy, with Pell acting as a unique kind of Vatican comptroller, will have “authority over all economic and administrative activities” in the Vatican, according to a statement summarizi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596464@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:57:01 MDT Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596461-80/per-vatican-capita-wine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57596461-80/per-vatican-capita-wine.html.csp">Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC J. LYMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T09:50:02.362-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Tiny Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, according to information from the California-based Wine Institute. According to the institute’s latest statistics, the Vatican consumed 74 liters of wine per person, around double the per-capita consumption of Italy as a whole. A standard bottle of wine is about 0.75 liter. And while some of that consumption is clearly related to ceremonial Communion wine, Italian news reports say it’s more likely because...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596461@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:50:02 MDT