June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Eight Shanley High School seniors will leave today with about 80 other students from North Dakota’s four Catholic high schools, including students from Trinity High School in Dickinson, for a two-week trip to Italy that includes two visits with the pope. Continue Reading
December 25, 2011 in West Central Tribune
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message Sunday, an appeal for peace that was challenged by deadly attacks on two Nigerian churches. Continue Reading
January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.
December 20, 2010 in The Dickinson Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church’s culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common. Continue Reading
November 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune
VATICAN CITY Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner even if that means a woman averts a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said today, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it explained Pope Benedict XVI’s comments. Continue Reading
November 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune
VATICAN CITY – A Vatican insider says Pope Benedict XVI is seeking to “kick-start a debate” with his suggestion that using condoms could be acceptable in some cases as a means of fighting AIDS.