HUMANE TOUCH. Pope Francis with people of Banado Norte, a poor neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12.
Stephen P. WhiteSeptember 08, 2015
Why we need a church that is poor and for the poor
Laudato Si
Stephen P. WhiteJune 19, 2015
Let me propose a general rule for reading “Laudato Si’”: If the idea of evangelical poverty doesn’t make any sense to you, then large parts of the encyclical won’t make much sense either. That’s not to say the converse is true; the issues addressed are varied and
Stephen P. WhiteOctober 08, 2013
Editor’s note: The historic interview with Pope Francis (Am. 9/30) has generated a great deal of dialogue in the church and in society at large. We asked several writers to offer their reactions to the pope’s words. Selections from these responses are printed below. The full versions of
Pope prepares to greet guests during general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 25 (CNS Photo / Paul Haring)
Stephen P. WhiteSeptember 26, 2013
In his interview with Fr. Antonio Spadaro—the interview—Pope Francis emphasized one point above all others. “The most important thing,” Pope Francis insists, “is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you.” For one who encounters this improbable, earth-sha