- May 25, 2020
There is a time and a place for everything, but in catechesis, there should be time and a place for film, argued three top executives of the Catholic film production company ODB Films.
During their June 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops are looking at what the U.S. Church teaches its adult members about the death penalty and they will vote about adding a revised passage to the U.S. Catechism for Adults about this.
After not receiving an answer from Pope Francis on the issues raised in ‘Amoris Laetitia’ regarding communion for divorced or remarried Catholics, four cardinals reiterated their concerns in a new letter to the pope asking him for clarifications and an audience.
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.
During as jubilee celebration for catechists as part of his Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis on Sunday said that God is shared with the world through love and authentic human relationships, not by forcing the truth on people.
Amid contrasting interpretations of what Pope Francis said recently about making an apology to gays, what he seems to be advocating is not questioning doctrine, but rather encountering people in a more understandable and welcoming way.