- Nov 21, 2020
Journalists with major-media organizations capable of crafting careful, nuanced stories are often considered “religion” folks—put into their little box—and not really considered part of mainstream journalism. Emma Green at “The Atlantic,” however, is an encouraging exception.
According to President John Garvey of the Catholic University of America, who teaches the virtues through movies and novels, the choice facing Catholics in November’s presidential election is similar to the famous ‘trolley problem’ in which every outcome seems immoral.
Catholic University of America President John Garvey, among the more intriguing figures on the U.S. Catholic landscape, says the genius of Pope Francis is that he doesn’t begin with the rules, but with the Good News of redemption and mercy.
The English bishop William Kenney is a key figure in the official Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, and will be with Pope Francis in Sweden at the end of the month. He believes unity is a matter of decades away, and it’s possible that Francis may use the trip to make a gesture on inter-communion.
A Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M., Richard Rohr believes that people in the early 21st century are primed to rediscover the idea of God as a Trinity, meaning relational, open and endlessly creative.
Despite the sex abuse scandals and widespread financial difficulties, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is experiencing an uptick in seminary enrollment. Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior credits that in part to the good will generated by Pope Francis’s visit last year.