We say: Sending these two popes off to another level of citizenship within the community of Christians makes the inescapable point that the church is a dynamic organism.
April 25-May 8, 2014
Soul Seeing: I went to a wedding in Paris, Kan., one weekend, and Bishop Morrie's Sunday homily stunned me. I had never heard a sermon on paying taxes before.
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
I have to make one more, and I hope the last, correction to the series of articles we ran on the survey of Catholics called for by the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in preparation for the global meeting of bishops on the family in October.
"There is a new concept of church here" in how the pope is governing the Vatican, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga. "There is a new way of thinking."
We say: A bishop who knows the needs of his people should not act alone, Pope Francis reportedly said. We join Francis in challenging bishops who embrace reform ideas.
Opinion: Lent is over and as the frozen pipes loosen and my sewage flows freely again, I will sing alleluia this Easter season with a vigor and joy.
A lay task force's six-month independent review of the sex abuse policies in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese found "a flawed organizational structure."
"I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil that some priests ... and to ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done by sexually abusing children."
Had the controversial divestment resolution passed, it would have made Loyola's student body the first at a Catholic university to adopt the position.