- Jul 7, 2020
Pope Francis’s latest trolling of American conservatives is likely to cement the antagonism, guaranteeing a permanent source of resistance to pretty much anything Francis says or does from an influential segment of the American Catholic population.
Pope Francis says he is “honored” by the fact that a group of conservative, right-leaning Catholics from the United States attack him.
Italian Catholics are divided following a populist vistory at the European elections. While some condemn anti-immigration parties, others suggest that it may be time for dialogue.
The Vatican’s former doctrine chief has penned a “manifesto of faith” to remind Catholics of basic tenets of belief amid what he says is “growing confusion” in the Church today.
At a conference at a pontifical university in Rome populism is presented as a “malady” but there may still be time for a cure.
Under Pope Francis, there’s a river of news every day, often making it hard to separate the important from the ephemeral. In that light, here’s a run-down of stories from the past year whose lasting significance still hasn’t been fully digested.