Emeritus Archbishop John R. Quinn has argued that the idea of a decentralized church is hardly novel and is based on governing models in place 1,500 years ago.
It sounds a little far-fetched and for some purists perhaps unthinkable: A pope, a rabbi and a sheik decide to travel to the Holy Land and follow in the steps of Jesus.
But that is just one of the groundbreaking aspects of Pope Francis’ three-day visit to the Middle East that starts on Saturday (May 24), a visit in which he hopes to shore up interfaith dialogue, strengthen diplomatic relations and find new ways to build peace.
Grace on the Margins: The similarities between Francis' quotes and Müller's statement on LCWR show that Müller's talking points are coming directly from the pope.
As some high school teachers may know, it can be a challenge to get a room full of rowdy teenage boys to learn, much less be interested in, the required class curriculum.
But a 28-year-old Pope Francis survived and succeeded when he taught literature at the Jesuit-run School of the Immaculate Conception in Santa Fe, Argentina, according to a former student.
Jorge Milia, today an Argentine writer, reveals in a lengthy interview then-Fr. Jorge Bergoglio's approach to education and teaching methods, which also shed light on his pastoral style as pope.