- Jan 25, 2020
Theologians must explore and debate disputed questions, at times even taking “risks” with what they propose, but those discussions should take place within the academy so as not to confuse the faithful, Pope Francis said.
The Pope and the Pill: Sex, Catholicism and Women in Post-war England, a new book by David Geiringer, looks at how Catholic couples navigated the Church’s condemnation of artificial birth control.
Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a theologian who led important research on the drafting of St. Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, has been appointed vice president of Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.
Although he’s now nearing the mandatory retirement age of 75, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was a young pup when he was first named a bishop almost 30 years ago, which means he’s seen a lot of water under the bridge.
One could make the argument that the Vatican II figure to whom Pope Francis is closest actually isn’t John XXIII but rather Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro of Bologna, Italy, the council’s leading apostle of the “option for the poor.”
Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Cuba died Friday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 83.