Pope Francis http://wlrn.org en Holy Hispaniola! New Haitian Cardinal Rises While Old One Next Door Stumbles http://wlrn.org/post/holy-hispaniola-new-haitian-cardinal-rises-while-old-one-next-door-stumbles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pope Francis didn’t have to say it. He let the timing say it for him.</span></p><p>The pope this week named Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois as one of 19 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. In the process, he all but declared a shift in clerical power on the large Caribbean island of Hispaniola. And he may also have delivered a rebuke to the Dominican Republic, the country that shares that isle with Haiti, and to the D.R.’s controversial cardinal, Nicolás López.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:19:51 +0000 Tim Padgett 26594 at http://wlrn.org Holy Hispaniola! New Haitian Cardinal Rises While Old One Next Door Stumbles New World Pope Challenges Old World Church: Francis Is Top LatAm Story in 2013 http://wlrn.org/post/new-world-pope-challenges-old-world-church-francis-top-latam-story-2013 <p>They say Americans will do anything for Latin America except read about it. But even gringos couldn’t ignore the noise next door in 2013.</p><p>Seemingly overnight, Brazil experienced violent anti-government unrest – then just as quickly it became the spokesnation for a world outraged by the U.S. surveillance overreach exposed by Edward Snowden.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Tim Padgett 25772 at http://wlrn.org New World Pope Challenges Old World Church: Francis Is Top LatAm Story in 2013 Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April http://wlrn.org/post/popes-john-paul-ii-john-xxiii-become-saints-next-april The <a href="http://www.news.va/en/news/canonization-date-announced-for-blessed-popes-john" target="_blank">Vatican said Monday</a> that it has set April 27, 2014, as the date that popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be "raised to sainthood."<p>Their canonization will come on "the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy," the Holy See added.<p>That date has significance because in 2000, <a href="http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/JohnPaulII/DivineMercy.asp" target="_blank">as AmericanCatholic.org writes</a>, Pope John Paul II celebrated at the canonization of St. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:42:04 +0000 Mark Memmott 21377 at http://wlrn.org Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April