- Jul 8, 2020
An article by two friends of Pope Francis arguing that a ‘Manichean vision’ underlies ‘a surprising ecumenism … between Evangelical fundamentalists and Catholic Integralists’ in the United States may be debatable, but it illustrates a time-honored Vatican take on America that neither this pope nor his advisers invented. (As a footnote, we might want to slow down before blaming the US bishops.)
In an interview at the start of a newly published collection of his homilies while archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis has warned of rigidity in those seeking to roll back liturgical reform. He also shares thoughts on preaching, politics and Pentecostals — and his soft spot for ladies of a certain age.
The Jesuit ‘General Congregation’ — the governing body of the Society of Jesus worldwide — began yesterday in Rome, the 36th since the order was founded in the sixteenth century. What difference does it make to have a pope steeped in the Jesuit DNA? Crux asked one of the Jesuits closest to Francis.