How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.
Pope Francis boldly enlists the legacies of his two predecessors in support of his upcoming Synod on the Family.
John XXIII had a program of updating; John Paul II was seen as bringing a degree of Restoration. How do their two very different legacies relate to each other?
Just before the Second Vatican Council, Journet was among the most prominent intellectuals in the church.
Any discussion of the relationship between celibacy and priesthood needs to distinguish between three different “logics” that have governed the practice of celibacy.
The transcript of the editors’ conversation with the pope has been translated from the original Italian into Latin, then English, then back into Italian ...
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?
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.
The papacy satisfies the sense of mission Francis has always had. Now his mission is to breathe spirit back into Catholicism.
Does it make sense to call Francis a liberal? For that matter, can any faithful Catholic—a word that means “universal”—be described as “conservative” or "liberal"?
Whether liberal or conservative, reform-minded or traditionalist, Catholics were stunned by the interview Pope Francis recently gave. So were many non-Catholics.