Jesuit Fr. Peter Ryan, who will replace Capuchin Fr. Thomas Weinandy, is known for conventional views on marriage and sexuality.
Between 300 and 400 young adult Catholics attended the Theology on Tap talk, where the cardinal urged them to deepen and share their Catholic faith.
Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical Pacem in Terris radically affected Catholic social teaching not only on war and peace, but on church-state relations, women's rights, religious freedom, international relations and other major issues.
Grace on the Margins: Liberation theology is having its time in the spotlight, but not everyone understands what it is. This liberation theologian clears things up.
Theologians from around the world talk to NCR about their hopes for Pope Francis' pontificate.
Whoever is chosen as the new bishop of Rome will become the global theologian in chief. Here are three trends he might have to tackle.
The decision to close the center was part of "an ongoing strategic reflection" by three East Coast Jesuit provinces that will merge into one in the next few years.
Catholics used to identifying the pope by individual traits may need to accept the idea of the pope as an office holder.
Some might commend Capuchin Fr. Thomas Weinandy for nearly a decade of holding firm -- keeping the wider U.S. church aligned closely with a strict interpretation of Catholic teachings.
Others might him tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out.
No matter what they think, very few are talking on the record.
One of Weinandy's predecessors at the Secretariat for Doctrine said he would not comment on his successor's work, even asking that his name not be used. Another did not return several phone calls.
Q and A: Capuchin Fr. Thomas Weinandy, head of the Secretariat for Doctrine, said while his job description requires his successor be a priest, a layperson could do just as well.