Pope Benedict XVI
The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.
The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
My old friend and graduate school classmate, the distinguished Catholic theologian Germain Grisez, made the news recently with a sharp criticism of Pope Francis...
Pope Francis has created a new interactive mode of papal teaching, an epoch-making change in rhetorical style meant to inspire hearers and appeal to their ideals.
Whether liberal or conservative, reform-minded or traditionalist, Catholics were stunned by the interview Pope Francis recently gave. So were many non-Catholics.
Finding the right staff is but one of the many problems Francis faces in reforming the Curia.
We are now at the point where American Catholics should accept state recognition of same-sex marriage simply because they are Americans.
Misreadings are all too common among Catholic leaders. Part of the error stems, no doubt, from an ignorance of history, or more likely, history badly taught.
In content, theological style, and pastoral voice, Lumen fidei belongs primarily to the pope emeritus, but not entirely and not decisively so.
A text that moves from Wittgenstein to William of St. Thierry is not for the faint of heart. The account of the faith that emerges is complex and paradoxical.
Because this work concludes Benedict’s trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love, the stronger authorial hand belongs to him.