- Oct 31, 2020
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.
As faithful await the pope’s document on young people, youth experts discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.