Richard R. Gaillardetz
What can the next pope learn from Benedict, and what should we seek from him? Our special series concludes with new stories from William L. Portier and Richard R. Gaillardetz.
When bishops speak about health-care policy, Catholics don't have to agree
If the priest is going to face east during Mass, so should everyone else.
The Second Vatican Council according to Pope Benedict XVI
What does the church need in the next pope? Someone who will carry out Vatican II’s teaching that the word of God be addressed to the whole people of God, argues theologian Richard Gaillardetz. Gaillardetz wants a pope who “recognizes that we do not so much possess divine truth as it possesses us.” The first of a series of articles on the challenges facing the next pope. Later today: Margaret O’Brien Steinfels.