2013-04-12

Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013

Why ‘Francis’?

Of the many virtues associated with St. Francis of Assisi, humility was the first to occur to me as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio stood before the multitude for...

Reading the Tea Leaves

Many of the groups challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act on religious-liberty grounds hang their hopes on one Supreme Court case:...

American Islam

The True Face of American Islam?I found Bethe Dufresne’s profile of Ingrid Mattson quite troubling (“A View from the Edge,” February 22). She provides us a...

Bridge Builder

Anyone who followed media coverage of the papal conclave that elected the Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, couldn’t help noticing that the...

The Church in Latin America

A Latin-American pope! From Chile to Mexico—and among U.S. Latinos—there was a collective gasp of surprise and excitement over the news of the conclave’s election...

Complicit?

Virtually everyone in Latin America (and North America as well) had every reason to be thrilled with the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, cardinal archbishop...

When in Rome...

It's been a long time since I have read a book about the church that made me laugh out loud. In The Vatican Diaries, John Thavis presents many stories that will...