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  • Poland this summer won’t get the pope it wants, but the one it needs

    Poland this summer won’t get the pope it wants, but the one it needs

    • May 29, 2016

    World Youth Day is sort of the Olympic Games of the Catholic Church, by far the largest regular global gathering of its kind. Charmingly, despite its name, “World Youth Day” is actually a week-long event, and routinely draws crowds in the millions. The 2016 edition is set for Krakow, Poland,

  • ‘Liturgy wars’ have gone quiet, but they’ve hardly gone away

    • May 21, 2016

    This week, a press release washed up in my in-box from the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), about a recent visit to their offices by a Vatican official. ICEL is a mixed commission of bishops’ conferences in countries where English is used in the liturgy, and its

  • Pope Francis and Christianity beyond the bunkers

    Pope Francis and Christianity beyond the bunkers

    • May 8, 2016

    Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, had an insightful piece on Saturday in the Italian paper Corriere della Sera about the speech Pope Francis delivered the day before in receiving the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for European integration. In a nutshell, Riccardi’s argument was that Francis sees the main

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