Cardinal Bernard Law Fourth bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

POPE JOHN PAUL I—Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, greeted then-Bp. Bernard Law at the Vatican in 1978. One of the shortest papacies in history, Pope John Paul I reigned only 33 days in the summer of 1978: Aug. 26-Sept. 28. (The Mirror)
POPE JOHN PAUL I—Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, greeted then-Bishop Bernard Law at the Vatican in 1978. One of the shortest papacies in history, Pope John Paul I reigned only 33 days in the summer of 1978: Aug. 26-Sept. 28. Read more HERE. (The Mirror)

Cardinal Bernard Law died Dec. 19, 2017, after a brief hospitalization due to a congenital heart condition. He was 86 years old.

Cardinal Law was appointed Archbishop of Boston in 1984, and resigned from the position on Dec. 13, 2002, after reports revealed that he did not disclose multiple allegations of clerical sexual abuse to the police or to the public, nor did he intervene to remove priests accused of sexual abuse from priestly ministry. Read more

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Pope Francis: Humility is childlike, not theatrical

AUDIENCE—Pope Francis kissed a child in St. Peter’s Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Ibanez/CNA)
AUDIENCE—Pope Francis kissed a child in St. Peter’s Square for the general audience. (Photo by Daniel Ibanez/CNA)

Christians must pursue true humility as they remember the “smallness” of Christmas, Pope Francis said in a recent homily.

“Humility is the virtue of the childlike and this is true humility and not a rather theatrical humility: no, not that: the humility of somebody who said: ‘I am humble but proud of being so.’ No, that is not true humility,” the Pope warned. Read more

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