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26 Years Ago in TIME

A decade after the Second Vatican Council and two years before the death of Pope Paul VI, the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH in the U.S. was struggling. Membership was in...

THE CHURCH

Fishmongers, rejoice. If the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have their way, the eating of fish on Fridays may once again become a habit for American Catholics. When...

Religion: A Fighter Bows Out

Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, 76, is a slight (5 ft. 5 in.), self-effacing prelate who as Archbishop of Baltimore has been a tenacious fighter for liberal causes...

Religion: Pilgrim in Poland

Some came on foot from the surrounding villages, carrying crosses and banners emblazoned with the names of their parishes. Others arrived in packed buses and...

Religion: A Light That Left Us Amazed

In Rome, Cardinals bury a Pope and ponder his successor He went in the cold Roman dusk to take his place among the Popes buried in the crypt of St. Peter's, to...

Religion: Right-Hand Man

The Pope's new Italian aide In 1967, shortly before Pope Paul VI made him the Vatican's "Foreign Minister," Archbishop Agostino Casaroli slipped into Poland for...

The World: Pope Paul Opens a Holy Year

The Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, reserved for the rare event, had been walled up for a quarter of a century. Just before midnight on Christmas Eve, Pope...

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