Why is the actor being buried out of a Catholic church? And a Jesuit parish to boot?
The Seattle Seahawks in-your-face cornerback is arguably more honest about the game than all the on-your-knees end zone piety.
“Capitalism should not become the model of society,” says Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, one of Francis’ top advisers. “To think that somewhere there are pure markets which give rise to the good through free competition is mere ideology.”
The pontiff’s most “radical” suggestion in a recent interview — that a nursing mother should breastfeed her baby even in front of the pope — may be fodder for La Leche League types. But he is invoking an ancient devotion while endorsing a pragmatic work of mercy.
Adam Shaw wrote movie and video game reviews for CNS, which operates under the aegis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Not any more.
They’re coming up for auction just ahead of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. So is this ghoulish? Or simply buying a first-class relic?
The “cold-call pope,” as Francis, has been dubbed, was at it again, phoning a Roman woman who wrote to him in despair. He said he would baptize her infant if she couldn’t find a willing priest; she said she’ll call the child “Francis” if it’s a boy. Francis has already surprised his cobbler with a phone call and counseled a worried Italian teen and an Argentine rape victim.
The Philadelphia archdiocese is accepting donated school supplies for Catholic students from Office Depot, one of the most gay-friendly businesses in the U.S. Will that open Chaput up to the same kind of criticism that other Catholic groups have endured?
The onetime Dominican theologian who was booted from the church — by the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI — says Francis represents a chance for real change in the church. But in a new book he also challenges the new pontiff to act on his better instincts. Not that Fox will be rejoining Rome anytime soon, as he says in this Q&A…