David Mercer

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Passages from Vatican II that Every Catholic Should Know

<b>This year marks the fiftieth anniversary</b> of the close of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). While all agree that the council was a milestone in …

Vatican Prepares To Open Showers, Barber Shop For Homeless In Rome

The Vatican is finishing renovations on public restrooms just off St. Peter's Square that will include three showers and a barber shop for the homeless.<p>Each "homeless pilgrim," as the Vatican called the clients Friday, will receive a kit including a towel, change of underwear, soap, deodorant, …

Vatican Abuse Commission To Recommend Action Against Bishops

By Philip Pullella<p>VATICAN CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Catholic Church is studying sanctions for bishops suspected of cover-ups or of failing to prevent abuse, members said on Saturday.<p>"There have to be …

Will martyred priest's road to sainthood shake up the Vatican?

El Salvador’s Catholic faithful today are celebrating news from the Vatican that Pope Francis has decreed former Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero …