It was inevitable, and the time has come. I need to write my first critical blog post on Pope Francis. It turns out that the Vatican guesthouse, Domus Sanctae Marthae, does not appear to be far enough away from the apostolic palace. Francis is unfortunately starting to sound too much like a pope. The powers that be may be getting to him even at his current residence.
For decades, many liberation theologians globally have lived with a looming possibility: A letter could arrive from the Vatican contesting their work.
While Pope Francis calls for "a church of the poor and for the poor," those preparing for the priesthood at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary near Chicago will soon have a radically redecorated chapel dedicated to the memory and teachings of Pope John Paul II.
Book excerpt: Author and Jesuit Gerald O'Collins in On the Left Bank of the Tiber discusses life as a theologian living in Rome.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 for Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died Feb. 2 of an apparent heroin overdose. But was it appropriate?
Grace on the Margins: After the fight over Quest for the Living God, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson's new project focuses on God's relationship with nonhumans.
A two-day conference at Gonzaga University this week will delve into the work of Jesuit Fr. Walter Ong, a well-known scholar-philosopher and one-time student of famed philosopher and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
On Valentine’s Day weekend, FutureChurch will hold a free teleconference titled, “Moving beyond patriarchy.”
Opinion: Pope Francis has taken ordination of women off the table, so perhaps it is time to put some shared gifts of the spirit on the table and include women.
IN QUEST OF THE JEWISH MARY: THE MOTHER OF JESUS IN HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND SPIRITUALITY
By Mary Christine Athans
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