The differences between Francis and Benedict have been exaggerated, but the exhortation does signal a real contrast of emphasis between the two popes.
Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.
When I was in high school, before I made my obedient and insincere confirmation, I fought with my parents every Sunday morning.
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...
Are we likely to hear from Catholic women who believe responsible use of birth control is compatible with their faith and their vocations as wives any time soon?
The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.
Nagel’s writings about mind have long provoked controversy, but his latest book is, to many of his fellow intellectuals, outrageous. I think he's on to something.
One might wonder whether there’s really a need for a special discipline to study God’s revelation. Can’t we just read it in the Bible and leave it at that?
The last liberal theologians worth mentioning, in the opinion of Theo Hobson, were Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich.
The profound transformation of public life wrought by Christian charity did not come out of nowhere; it was an inheritance the church received from the synagogue.