- Apr 6, 2020
In a conversation with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Kathleen Beckman, author of “Praying for Priests,” says, “Christ gives priests his Sacred Heart with which to love the human family, and in turn, God’s family should love their priests.”
As the Organization of American States opens its annual assembly in the Dominican Republic on Monday, Bishop Víctor Masalles, auxiliary bishop of Santo Domingo, is accusing it of “ideological colonization” in pushing an agenda in favor of abortion, gay marriage and “gender theory.”
“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?