Pope John Paul II
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.
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.
We charter a large motor yacht to strew Alan’s ashes, / and Patrick says what St. John taught.
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.
In content, theological style, and pastoral voice, Lumen fidei belongs primarily to the pope emeritus, but not entirely and not decisively so.
Pope Francis is proving himself to be a genuinely holy man, a brilliant politician, and a leader who knows what reform requires.
Over the course of six decades, Fr. Andrew M. Greeley—who died on May 30—wrote regularly for Commonweal. Here are excerpts from just some of his articles.
In March of 1979, Pope John Paul II opened his first encyclical, Redemptor hominis, with these words: “The Redeemer of humanity, Jesus Christ, is the center...