- Apr 14, 2021
When Pope Francis abolished the “pontifical secret” covering the church’s judicial handling of cases of the sexual abuse of minors, it was hailed as a major step forward in promoting greater transparency and accountability.
Pope Francis has named Sister Nuria Calduch-Benages, an Old Testament scholar and professor at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University, to be secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Father Reggie Foster was living proof that being indispensable is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card.
With coronavirus restrictions continuing to relax throughout Europe, pontifical universities in Rome are busy planning for an in-person academic year with new health and sanitary measures in place to ensure the virus doesn’t spread.
Jesuit Father Francis A. Sullivan, one of the leading theological experts on questions of church teaching authority, died Oct. 23 at Campion Center in Weston. He was 97 and at the time of his death he was the oldest member of the Jesuits’ Northeast province.
A week after the release of an open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy, cardinals and theologians in Rome take up the pontiff’s defense.
A May 7-9 conference taking place at the Gregorian University, titled “Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal,” aims to challenge negative stereotypes that have built up over the centuries about the Pharisees.
A May conference at the Pontifical Biblical Institute will urge a reconsideration of prejudices regarding the Pharisees, the ancient Jewish movement that figures often in the New Testament.