Pope Paul VI
The pair are among the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century.
"Humanae Vitae" continues to have little real impact on the choices of American Catholic women.
They also urge that Catholic theologians whose opposition to Humanae Vitae caused them to be censured have their reputations
Don't get me wrong. I am very fond of Pope Francis -- his warmth and sunniness, and his dedication to serving the poor. But it is becoming wearying when the Pope, after three years in office, edifies the faithful through off-the-cuff remarks that the media scramble to decipher.
We have this conundrum of who has a soul and who goes to heaven because the basic premise on the question is rather absurd. The concept of a soul is fatally flawed, just as is the idea of dualism.
Why Pope Paul VI, Who Officially Banned Birth Control For Catholics, Is One Step Closer To Sainthood
In fact, in November last year, Francis sent a personal representative to a meeting of the U.S. bishops and had him read
This put Paul VI one step closer to beatification, though Pope Francis must officially approve the decision and confirm the
The healing is not considered a certified miracle until it is approved by a team of theologians and Pope Francis. But the
These questions come to me as, almost simultaneously, the pope resigns, America's leading newspaper reports day after day about continuing sexual abuse, homosexual culture and political intrigue in the Church, and Professor Wills, this country's most longstanding and prolific Catholic gadfly, publishes perhaps his most iconoclastic book yet about Christian faith.