Heart to Heart. Pope Francis greets a Muslim woman as he meets residents at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on April 16.
July 07, 2016
The blueprint for Pope Francis' pontificate has from the very first instant been Vatican II.
July 08, 2015
Unlike the other synods held since the Second Vatican Council, the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss the family, held in Rome last October, sparked widespread interest. It did so for two reasons. First, the open and lively debate in the synod contrasted starkly with the muted
Pope Francis leaves at end of the general audience at the Vatican, October 29.
In All Things
October 29, 2014
Ross Douthat rsquo s article in the nbsp New York Times on Sunday sounded the alarm Pope Francis through his Synod on the Family has brought the church to the edge of a precipice If the synod continues on its present trajectory it will ldquo sow confusion among the church rsquo s orthodox adhere
Pope Francis arrives for meeting with Catholic communicators during audience at Vatican
September 24, 2013
From John W. O'Malley, S.J.: Francis lives the council's message in word and deed.
September 17, 2013
The first question asked of Pope Francis in the widely reported impromptu press conference on July 28 during the flight home from World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro was, not surprisingly, related to the Roman Curia: “What type of reform do you have in mind?” In his reply, the pope first m
February 28, 2013
Who was the last pope to step down from his office? How many popes have resigned?
January 23, 2013
Ten sure-fire ways to mix up the teachings of Vatican II.
October 08, 2012
In These Pages: From November 19, 1983
October 08, 2012
Select 'America' articles by the Georgetown University historian
September 24, 2012
Lessons for higher education today