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A voice from America Thomas Reese Gesuita, scrittore, ex-direttore di “America”
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117 cardinals to enter conclave, Cardinal Re fills in for dean
There are currently 118 cardinals under the age of 80, but Cardinal Lubomyr Husar turns 80 on February 26, two days before Pope Benedict’s resignation goes into effect (...)
Can a pope resign?

Yes, a pope can resign. The number popes who may have resigned has been estimated as high as 10, but the historical evidence is limited. Most recently, during the Council of Constance in the 15th century, the Gregory XII resigned to bring about the end of the Western Schism and a new pope was elected in 1417. Pope Celestine V’s resignation in 1294 is the most famous because Dante placed him in hell for it.

A Catholic Solution to the Fiscal Cliff

Americans are frustrated with political gridlock in Congress and want to see their elected officials do their jobs. Congress has not passed a budget in more than three years. Worse yet, it has created an artificial crisis in the fiscal cliff, which will punish American citizens if Congress fails to deal with the budget. There is a "Catholic" solution to this problem.

Should President Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

One group of Americans that took a beating in the recent election was the U.S. Catholic bishops. Many of them were not shy in expressing their opposition to the administration and their preference for a Romney presidency.

Is there a political plan B for the bishops?

The U.S. Catholic bishops took a beating at the polls. Not only was President Obama reelected, despite their attacks on him, the bishops also lost on state referendums on same-sex marriage.

The Sexual Abuse Crisis: A Personal Reflection

I would like to concentrate on what I think is the unfinished work of responding to the sexual abuse crisis. Needless to say, I cannot list all of the unfinished work, but the items I will highlight strike me as being important.

Does Obama need the Catholic vote?

A very interesting voter analysis has been done by Mark Gray of CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate) at Georgetown University. Here are excerpts from the study.

Winners and Losers in the College of Cardinals

With the latest papal appointments to the College of Cardinals, Pope Benedict XVI has now appointed more than half the men who will elect his successor. The impact of these appointments can be seen by comparing the makeup of the current college with its makeup at the time of his election in 2005. Who has gained, who has lost?

Vatican to Issue Radical Document on Economy

On Monday, the Vatican will release a document on the reform of the international financial system which will be to the left of every politician in the United States. It will be closer to views of the «Occupy Wall Street» movement than anyone in the U.S. Congress. It will call for the redistribution of wealth and the regulation of the world economy by international agencies. Not only will it be to the left of Barack Obama, it will be to the left of Nancy Pelosi.
It is easy to predict what will be in the document by simply looking at what Pope Benedict XVI has said in the past.

The hidden exodus: Catholics becoming Protestants

One out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were a separate denomination, they would be the third-largest denomination in the United States, after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic.
Any other institution that lost one-third of its members would want to know why. But the U.S. bishops have never devoted any time at their national meetings to discussing the exodus. Nor have they spent a dime trying to find out why it is happening.

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