At an event on the "Francis Factor" on Tuesday, the panelists repeatedly shifted attention away from the pope and onto Jesus.
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5. "New cardinals to be appointed may include next pope" by Thomas Reese, posted Jan. 6. In this analysis, Reese explored what Pope Francis might be looking for in new cardinals. Less than a week later, Francis announced his picks for the red hats. (See No. 3.)
NCR Today: Whatever caused John Dear and the Jesuits to part ways, I find the idea of the order as having "renounced Fr. Arrupe's groundbreaking vision of justice" preposterous.
This blog is a bit belated, but I was truly distressed to hear that the Jesuits dismissed another one of their prophets: John Dear. I met John Dear only a couple times, mostly at Call to Action conferences. He was always warm and funny and utterly dedicated to justice and peace.
Opinion: St. Peter Faber's idea of business was a positive one that helped people support themselves with dignity and lift up the poor.
Fr. John Dear will leave the Jesuits after 32 years in the order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives.
Pope Francis is expected to issue a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.
The decree is likely to take the form of what the Vatican terms an "equivalent canonization," in which the pope inserts the name of the new saint in the universal calendar of saints without verifying a miracle performed through his intercession and without holding a formal canonization ceremony.