March 4, 2013
One year ago today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. Last March, we asked James Martin, S.J., Drew Christiansen S.J., Vincent Miller and Sidney Callahan to weigh in on this historic moment in the life of the church.
What is the precedent for a pope to resign?TR: The number of popes who may have resigned has been estimated as high as 10, but the historical evidence is limited. Most recently, during the Council of Constance in the 15th century, Pope Gregory XII resigned to bring about the end of the Western Schis
There are hundreds of faith-based humanitarian groups working around the world today.
Clarify ‘Entitlement’“Getting to Work,” by Patricia Ranft (2/18), does a good job puncturing the hoary myth that labor is punishment for expulsion from biblical paradise—the wages of sin. Professor Ranft is convincing in laying out “the theology of work” but