Catholic Church http://wyso.org en Pope's Resignation Has Implications for Catholics http://wyso.org/post/popes-resignation-has-implications-catholics <p></p><p>On Monday February 11th, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will step down at the end of the month, for health reasons.&nbsp; While the resignation is significant for its rarity, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports that it could be a sign of the times.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:50:26 +0000 Jerry Kenney 28942 at http://wyso.org Lawyer: Vatican Overrules 13 Cleveland Closings http://wyso.org/post/lawyer-vatican-overrules-13-cleveland-closings <p>A lawyer who fought church cutbacks in the Cleveland area says the Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of<br />overruling the closing of 13 parishes.</p><p>The move represents a rare instance in which Rome has reversed a U.S. bishop on church shutdowns.</p><p>Attorney Peter Borre says the Congregation of the Clergy ruled last week that Cleveland&#39;s Bishop Richard Lennon failed to follow procedure in the closings three years ago.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:46:48 +0000 Associated Press 12675 at http://wyso.org Lawyer: Vatican Overrules 13 Cleveland Closings