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If Christians should not be cynical what should they be?

If Christians should not be cynical what should they be?

The writer cautions against naivete, cynicism and its opposite extreme - idealism.

Vatican mulls hurried changes to papal election rules

Vatican mulls hurried changes to papal election rules

Bringing forward the papal election date would require a change in canon law which the pope may effect.

How would business experts advise a new pope?

How would business experts advise a new pope?

Catholicism, first and foremost, is a faith. But looking at it as a business that needs some changes offers an interesting perspective.

Burma 'development' leaving most of the country behind

Burma 'development' leaving most of the country behind

Ethnic states still in turmoil and poverty remains chronic

Benedict's resignation was an act of humility

Benedict's resignation was an act of humility

Now it's time to see if the Vatican is willing to reciprocate

Pope's successor could inherit a civil war in the church

Pope's successor could inherit a civil war in the church

The divide between conservatives and liberals will reignite with the next pontiff

SSPX gets one last chance - and one week to respond

SSPX gets one last chance - and one week to respond

Could there be a dramatic, last gasp reconciliation between the SSPX and the Vatican before the papacy is vacated?

Pope was "deeply disheartened" months before resigning

Pope was "deeply disheartened" months before resigning

"I'm an old man and I've lost my strength," the pope told his biographer last summer.

US nuns hope new pope will understand "ordinary folks"

US nuns hope new pope will understand "ordinary folks"

The nuns, who had widely reported problems with Pope Benedict's administration, hope for more input and regular meetings with senior Church leaders.

Women burnt alive in this 21st century witch hunt

Women burnt alive in this 21st century witch hunt

Despite Catholic attempts at intercession, belief in black magic persists in Papua New Guinea. Women are blamed, accused of sorcery and literally branded as witches.

Has the pope fired a parting shot at the Vatican elite?

Has the pope fired a parting shot at the Vatican elite?

Since resigning, Pope Benedict has lambasted the media and made remarks that seem aimed squarely at the machinations in the Vatican that came to light via "Vatileaks."

Conclave date may be brought forward, says Vatican

Conclave date may be brought forward, says Vatican

With a firm date yet to be announced, there seems to be a growing inclination to open the conclave sooner rather than later.

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