"The great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions."
Four days after he was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston took column space in his archdiocesan newspaper Thursday to expand on his interview and reflect on the experience.
It’s not easy being a feminist and Catholic, writes British theologian Tina Beattie in an essay in The Guardian titled “Sex, marriage and the Catholic church.”
In an address to the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, Pope Francis warned bishops against accepting men for the priesthood who are not healthy or balanced.
The Congregation for the Clergy deals with priestly vocations and formation as well as the life of priests. The pope spoke Friday during a plenary meeting of the congregation, which includes cardinals and bishops from all over the world.
Being Christian is putting God first in one's life, which means having "the courage to say no to evil, violence and exploitation," said Pope Francis, visiting another southern Italian town scarred by mafia crime.
The Francis Chronicles: "There is no sickness whatsoever. If there was, we would be open about that and asking people to pray for him."
Unless you live in outer space, you’ve probably heard the jokes about Pope Francis’ “alien homily” on May 12.
Recycling an aluminum can. Planting new trees. Flipping off the light switch. All can act as thank-you notes to God.
So said Pope Francis, who delivered that message Wednesday during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square before more than 50,000 people.
“Custody of creation is custody of God’s gift to us and it is also a way of saying thank you to God. I am the master of creation but to carry it forward I will never destroy your gift,” he said.
Faith and Justice: The meeting of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis went smoothly, though there were a couple of bumps in the road.
Pope Francis this week urged commuters to get a pocket Bible and read it while traveling to and from work.
"A Christian's first task is to listen to the word of God, to listen to Jesus, because he speaks to us and saves us with his word," the pope said Sunday during a homily at the parish of Santa Maria dell'Orazione on the northeast outskirts of Rome, according to CNS.
A pocket Bible? How 20th century! Why not try an app?