Tag Archives: Mark Amadeo

Pope Francis at six months

17 Sep

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. He appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Mark Amadeo. They asked Novecosky about Pope Francis and his impact on the Church over the first six months of his pontificate. Iowa-Jean-Mark

Novecosky, who was in St. Peter’s Square when Pope Francis stepped out onto the loggia after his March 13 election, said that the new pope has built his reputation as a reformer, a man who will continue to do things differently without compromising the Gospel message.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has pledged to reform the Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See and the central governing body of the entire Catholic Church. The Pope recently appointed Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin as his new Secretary of State.

Pope Francis will meet with his “Gang of Eight” cardinals charged with advising him on curial reform in early October.

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Pope St. John Paul II canonization in October?

29 Apr

Iowa-Jean-MarkAPRIL 29, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

Pope John Paul IIHe appeared on the Iowa Catholic Radio Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They asked Patrick about blog and social media reports that Blessed Pope John Paul II will be canonized in October — a mere eight-and-a-half years after his death.

A week ago, Vatican insider Andrea Tornielli published an article in the Italian newspaper La Stampa saying that Vatican’s medical council charged with reviewing a possible miraculous healing attributable to John Paul II has ruled it “inexplicable” and has forwarded the file to the Vatican Congregation for the Saints for further study.

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Benedict, the papacy and the conclave

6 Mar

Iowa-Jean-MarkMARCH 6, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They asked Patrick about the upcoming conclave and the tone Pope Benedict set before stepping down from the Chair of Peter. Novecosky reflected on Benedict’s legacy, the changing papacy and the cardinals’ time of prayer today at 5 pm Rome time.

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The end of an era: Pope Benedict XVI steps down

13 Feb

kwky-Jean-MarkFEBRUARY 13, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on KWKY Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They interviewed Patrick about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down effective Feb. 28. The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin in mid-March. Novecosky reflected on Pope Benedict’s decision, his legacy and the future of the papacy.

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The growing pro-life culture 40 years after Roe v. Wade

29 Jan

kwky-Jean-MarkJANUARY 29, 2013 — Patrick Novecosky, editor of this blog and editor-in-chief of Legatus magazine, was a guest on KWKY Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.

He appeared on the Catholic Radio Iowa Morning Show with Jeanne Wells and Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo. They interviewed Patrick about his experience at the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. It was Patrick’s first March in 10 years, and the Jan. 25 march also commemorated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the ruling that legalized abortion across the United States. More than 55 million children have died at the hands of abortionists since 1973.

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