- Sep 21, 2020
Early in his career, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was seen as a conservative protégé of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, while today he’s mostly viewed as a progressive ally of Pope Francis. Rather than any fundamental shift in himself or the Church, Schönborn says, what that illustrates is the inadequacy of the categories of ‘left v. right’ to begin with.
Christianity is ever new and ever ancient, and in the words of Benedict XVI, “it is always a happening, an encounter, and not primarily a theory or moral system.” Thus, “it’s not that we own the truth, but the truth owns us.”
“Punishment is just and right, but we don’t want to dehumanize people and make them worse,” Granado said. “They are created in the image and likeness of God,” said Anthony Granado, a policy advisor to the United States bishops’ conference.
Before they met for their recent general congregation (GC) in Rome, Crux contributing editor Austen Ivereigh sat down with one of the Jesuits closest to Pope Francis about the effect on the gathering of the first Jesuit pope. He spoke to him afterwards to ask him to reflect on what happened there.