Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief of America, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Human Development at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. He is co-editor with Carole Sargent of A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament (Georgetown, 2020).
Ron Murphy, S. J., a Georgetown University German professor, was returning from the Catholic University of America, where Pope Francis had celebrated the canonization of St. Junípero Serra, when a woman approached him. “Father, Father,” she exclaimed, “this pope is wonderful. This
When Pope Francis was elected, he made clear that the name contained a full agenda for his pontificate inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi: the poor, the environment and peace. At the top of the list came the poor.As he recounted his choice of the name, the new pope explained that Brazilian Cardinal
The closing day of the four-day conference at Georgetown University celebrating the close of the Second Vatican Council was devoted to the council rsquo s opening to other faiths especially Judaism and Islam It was also a day for tough questions and cautionary observations from interfaith interloc
Cardinal Walter Kasper offered the highlight speech of this Memorial Day weekend rsquo s Georgetown University Marymount University conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council He spoke Saturday morning at Washington rsquo s National Cathedral the event rsquo s third spons