Nurse a baby in church and you risk dirty looks. Of course, letting a hungry infant cry is also risking disapproval. It’s enough to make a new mom want to stay home.
The UN made several recommendations the Holy See would do well to heed. But it weakened its case by weighing in on doctrinal matters unrelated to abuse.
"How do we portray the ur-conflict, the 'impossible relationship' between an old immovable object and a new irresistible force as they collided in...
To get an inkling of the power of anti-Judaic legacy, I recommend reading a gospel in one sitting. Or better yet, watch 'The Gospel of John' with a Jewish friend.
Recent papal teaching, particularly since John Paul II, portrays God’s covenant with the Jews as valid and irrevocable.
An interreligious dialogue in which parties explain away their distinctive truth claims can help to improve relations among participants, but at great cost.
To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.
When even the pope wonders aloud whether it's appropriate for him to judge, you begin to see the difficulty of deciding what "true Christians" ought to believe.
What does it mean to separate oneself entirely from the law’s precepts by embracing radical poverty as a form of life?
Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.
The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.
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