Young Voices: Mercy, joy and the poor church? Look closer. The trademark pillars of Francis' papacy are fruits borne of a deeper principle.
Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga
Voices of Faith will feature storytelling presentations from 10 women from various parts of the world who have overcome adversity or have reached the highest places available for women.
The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.
"The economy is not a god. We have to have the courage to put it in its place," the cardinal said Thursday at a presentation of the book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills by Italian journalists Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi.
The cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the church's central bureaucracy have yet to create a single comprehensive draft of a new structure of governance.
A Roman Observer: If reports on the reform scheme are correct, the pope has decided that several councils established after Vatican II will be merged into major congregations.
Faith and Justice: The work of reforming the Roman Curia is not easy, but it is going well, two members of the Council of Cardinals say.
Although immigration reform in the U.S. has been labeled politically dead, a group of Catholic organizations met with the aim of reviving the issue.
We say: Yes, the rich are growing richer, but the concentration of wealth is more extreme than most imagine. This is sparking a new look at poverty.
While Pope Francis has shown remarkable resilience and energy for a 77-year-old, his advisers have been asking him to take it easy.
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