• Ethicist says ghostwriter’s role in ‘Amoris’ is troubling

    Ethicist says ghostwriter’s role in ‘Amoris’ is troubling

    • Jan 15, 2017

    It turns out that the most important footnote in ‘Amoris Laetitia’ may be one that’s not there, because a key passage of the document is lifted almost verbatim from a 1995 essay in theology by Archbishop Victor Fernandez — raising troubling questions about Fernandez’s role as ghostwriter, and the magisterial force of his ideas.

  • Pope taps Protestant friend to carry his voice in Argentina

    Pope taps Protestant friend to carry his voice in Argentina

    • Jul 12, 2016

    Pope Francis’s words are subject to scrutiny and spin everywhere, but probably no place more than his native Argentina. To bypass the filters Francis is launching an Argentine version of the Vatican newspaper, and to run it he’s turned to old friend who’s also a Protestant theologian.