Pope Francis greets woman at Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 10. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Synod on the Family
Kevin AhernApril 08, 2016
Francis’ pastoral theology of family life draws on some surprising sources.
CALL TO ACTION. Journalists attend a news conference for the presentation of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” at the Vatican on June 18, 2015.
Kevin AhernJuly 08, 2015
Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Laudato Si
Kevin AhernJune 18, 2015
In addition to the use of gender-inclusive language, a first in official Catholic social encyclicals, one of the most amazing aspects of “Laudato Si’” are the footnotes. To be honest it was one of the very first things I looked at. Francis departs from the tradition of Catholic soc
In All Things
Kevin AhernAugust 31, 2013
Ever since the election of Pope Francis I rsquo ve been eagerly waiting to hear who would be named as the Vatican Secretary of State a position in the church that manages the internal workings of the Vatican the appointment of new bishops and the church rsquo s diplomatic relations In my previo
In All Things
Kevin AhernMarch 02, 2013
I read with interest the New York Times opinion piece by Paul Elie, “Give Up Your Pew for Lent.” Elie’s article comes a day after another provocative op-ed in thesame paper by Hans Küng, one of the last active theological experts of Vatican II who explores the possibility of “A Vatican Spring.”