• Barron muses on evangelization, Bob Dylan and the infield fly rule

    Barron muses on evangelization, Bob Dylan and the infield fly rule

    • Oct 31, 2017

    From baseball and Bob Dylan, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles took away a strong core belief that the right way to expose someone to a new idea, a new way of life, is to start with what makes it beautiful, relentlessly help them see and feel that beauty, and only then introduce them to the structures and rules that make such a way of life possible.

  • Few new nuggets in book-length interview with Pope Francis

    Few new nuggets in book-length interview with Pope Francis

    • Sep 29, 2017

    A new book-length interview with Pope Francis goes over much of the territory the pontiff has discussed in his previous interviews with various publications, but Austen Ivereigh says there are still some interesting points to be mined from ‘Politique et Societé’ [Politics and Society]. Ivereigh says the interviewer, French sociologist Dominique Wolton, should have dug deeper to reveal more of the man who is now sitting on the Chair of Peter.

  • Vatican's finance czar: I'm not wasting money

    Vatican's finance czar: I'm not wasting money

    • Nov 5, 2015

    In the wake of two new books in Italy detailing charges of Vatican overspending and corruption, the pope’s top financial official has dismissed claims of lavish outlays in his own department, insisting that a half-million euro spent in the first six months were related to legitimate start-up costs. A statement