- Nov 30, 2020
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.
“Last spring, I had the following inspiration during Mass: our world needs a revolution against violence. Only then will it be able to find peace. We want to be instruments of peace,” says Father Jacques Mourad, a priest who was kidnapped by ISIS.
One of the arguments used by campaigners seeking to overturn Chile’s restrictive abortion law is that of health. Yet, according to one of the country’s leading experts, the country has Latin America’s best maternal mortality rates precisely because of the abortion ban.