Also: the pope, in his homily at Mass on Thursday morning, says that all the Christian apologetics in the world won’t convince an unbeliever to believe — but living a genuine Christian life can.
A new book reveals that if elected in the conclave of 2005, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would have called himself after “Good Pope” John, who ushered the Catholic Church into the modern world in the 1960s. Instead, he was elected in 2013 and became the first Pope Francis.
A Montana Catholic school is saying it had to fire Shaela Evenson when she got pregnant — her contract has a morals clause. But a leading Catholic law and theology professor says not so fast.
Are liberal Catholics just “indifferent” to doctrine and the teachings of the faith? No, they just see the faith as more than a rule book — sort of like Pope Francis.
“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.”
(RNS) Here is the most complete list yet of the archbishops that Pope Francis may name as his first new cardinals, along with two graphics showing where in the world they could — and maybe should — come from.
(RNS) Any day now, Pope Francis is expected to make his first appointments to the College of Cardinals, the select group of about 120 scarlet-clad senior churchmen whose main duty is to advise the pope while he reigns – and gather in the Sistine Chapel when he dies or resigns to name his successor. Will one of the 14 or so picks be the next pope?
In an unusually sharp retort, Catholic University of America has issued a statement ripping the 50 priests, theologians and academics who published a letter protesting $1 million gift that CUA accepted from Charles Koch, who with his brother is a leader in funding libertarian policies that seem to directly contradict church teaching. My story today […]
Pope Francis shook up the Roman Curia’s Congregation for Bishops, adding Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington and dropping Cardinal Raymond Burke, a much more conservative American who has been working in Rome since 2008. Those and other moves could portend a new style of bishop in the future.