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.
Signs of a strong anti-religious current within a segment of the liberal community that is an important political fact and a potential problem for progressives.
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.
Pope Francis is proving himself to be a genuinely holy man, a brilliant politician, and a leader who knows what reform requires.
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