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  • Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    • Sep 7, 2017

    Although some accounts have framed the Sept. 6 death of Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra almost entirely in terms of his final act as one of the “dubia cardinals” challenging Pope Francis’s document “Amoris Laetita,” he was a much bigger figure than that, and he illustrated Catholicism’s perennial genius for embracing strong and divergent views on important questions all at once.

  • Progressive champion once seen as papal candidate dies in Milan

    Progressive champion once seen as papal candidate dies in Milan

    • Aug 5, 2017

    Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, who was nominated as Archibishop of Milan by John Paul II and held the post for nearly a decade, has died on Saturday at the age of 83. The cardinal was a moral theologian who contributed to the writing of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae and was for many years considered a possible candidate to becoming pope. As archbishop, Tettamanzi in many ways anticipated the ‘Pope Francis style’ by reaching out to the peripheries and to the marginalized.

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