'Pastors, Not Princes'

July 6-13, 2015

Vol.213 / No.1
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 24, 2015

The greatest obstacle to Christian unity is ‘the spirit of possessiveness.’

Signs Of the Times

The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land issued a strong condemnation against an early morning arson attack on the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee on June 18. The council, which is made up of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the Heads of the Local

The Word
John W. MartensJune 24, 2015

Sexual abuse has scattered the flock. Those responsible must not be allowed to guard the sheep.

TAKE YOUR SEATS. Bishops and cardinals attend the beatification of Pope Paul VI.
Diego Fares, S.J.June 24, 2015

At the opening of the 68th General Assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference on May 18, Pope Francis asked bishops not to be “pilots” but rather true pastors. Many times, the pontiff has called for “pastoral bishops, not princes,” using images he had previously employed wh

Washington Front
John CarrJune 24, 2015

For just a few days, Washington’s obsession with the “middle class” was broken.

Current Comment
The EditorsJune 24, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate approves federal torture ban.

Our readersJune 24, 2015

Nothing NewI found “The Gospel According to the ‘Nones,’” by Elizabeth Drescher (6/8), rather disappointing. The author drew broad generalizations about the alleged “Good Samaritan” spirituality of nones as opposed to the more restrictive “Golden Rule”