- Jan 19, 2021
Following another Vatican denial of a recount by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari of one of his conversations with the pope, the real question is why Francis keeps putting himself in this position.
Some 300 young people gathered in Rome to provide input for October’s Synod of Bishops want the Church to face its sexual abuse scandals and the role of women in the Church.
If you’re sitting on a letter from a pope, even an emeritus one, you’ve really only got two choices about what to do with it. Either you publish the entire thing, or you keep it to yourself.
As a thought experiment, ponder who might be the candidate of center-right cardinals in a future papal election. How about Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston?
One book offering reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Pope Francis, and another collecting Catholic devotions for the spiritual seeker by Gary Jansen, both reflect the stirrings of a post-secular age.