- Jan 27, 2020
“I believe this is a very important step,” said Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, one of the Church’s leading experts on the fight against child sexual abuse, of a new move by Pope Francis to lay out procedures for removing bishops who are negligent in handling abuse allegations. “It doesn’t clarify everything, but it gives a clear signal to bishops: they have to follow the rules.”
“Unity is an objective, not a given,” says the Rev. John Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and theological adviser to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. “It may be there spiritually and liturgically and sacramentally, but to make it visible is hard, painful, slow work, and it takes time.”
This interview with Heidi Schlumpf about her new biography of feminist theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson is paid advertising.
In one of the most secular countries in the world, Japan, many people are avid fans of Christian classical composer, Johannes Sebastian Bach. The question is, why?
Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine says of Russian policy: “If a big country has a right to invade a small neighbor, international law does not exist.”
Father David Hollenbach says that if you can’t swim, you’re not obligated to jump into a river to save a drowning child. The U.S., however, can help refugees, so he says it’s time to jump.