- Jul 8, 2020
Women canonists, theologians react to Pope Francis’s words on the female diaconate and ask for more transparency and openness,
In the Pope Francis era, the most important doctrinal tussles in the Church seem to focus on the Eucharist.
The Vatican’s former doctrinal chief in a new interview issued a strong critique of both a former papal ambassador who asked Pope Francis to resign, and the U.S. bishops’ decision to move on sex abuse without proper consultation from the Holy See.
In his Mass closing the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis rejected the idea of separating doctrine from activism, saying “closeness” is a key test of the faith.
In an effort to engage adult Catholics and convince them to apply a “fraction of that inquisitive fervor” that they have for secular things like the NFL, Matt Swaim has created ‘Catholic Puzzles.” It contains interactive word problems such as anagrams, code scrambles and crypto quizzes. The puzzles empower readers to learn more about saints, the mysteries of the rosary, Holy Scripture, and Church doctrine.
Both Pope Francis and his conservative critics are trying to uphold legitimate and important values — reaching out to the world in a pastoral fashion for Francis, clarifying and defending doctrine for the critics. Seeing things from the other’s perspective at least helps us respect where they’re coming from.