“I found it sad that the pope has to defend himself,” Gerard O’Connell said this week on Inside the Vatican. “EWTN is based in the United States. Can not the [U.S.] Catholic bishops’ conference defend the pope on this?”
There is a long way to go before women’s voices are satisfactorily integrated into the central leadership of the church.
Pope Francis appointed three women to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this summer. What’s their role at the Vatican?
The three women join a prestigious group of around 80 scientists in all who are members of the Academy, 20 others of whom are also Nobel laureates.
Pope Francis to business leaders: Don’t hide your money in tax havens. Invest in real people instead.
The pope said business leaders should shift their focus to production, creating jobs and “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.”
A Pope Francis-inspired summer reading list—if your idea of a beach read is an 700-page plague novel, a dystopian story about the Antichrist or a bizarre spy story beloved by media theorists and quantum physicists!
“Pope Francis is not only a Jesuit; he is a Christian. And discernment is part of Christianity. Discernment is an essential dimension of Christian life in all times.”
I never met Daniel Berrigan. But he showed me as a young Catholic a different way to live out my faith.
Learning of the witness of Daniel Berrigan, S.J., sparked me to make many of the choices that led me to be a journalist and an activist.
Communion for the divorced and remarried, papal critics and family life: Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia’ at 5 years
What is the legacy of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” released five years ago today?