COMMENTARY: The cardinal, who turns 80 June 8, is a welcome presence in Rome these days.
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COMMENTARY: The protracted ‘synod on holding synods’ runs a grave risk of diverting the Church’s energies from the mission field to the sacristy.
‘Into the Deepak’: Vatican Conference Gives Forum to Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Oz and Jane Goodall, as Germany’s Catholic Bishops Choose to Ignore Pope Francis
COMMENTARY: The eclectic roster of speakers at recent Vatican conferences might help explain why the Church in Germany is moving ahead so determinedly to ignore Pope Francis.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prefect’s May 7 letter offers guidance for the discussion the U.S. bishops intend to have on the issue in June and counsels caution on several grounds.
COMMENTARY: Both Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict contended that life ethics and social ethics should go together in theory. Pope Francis argues that they really do go together in practice.
COMMENTARY: Poignant memories of Good Friday 16 years ago carry special significance today.
COMMENTARY: While the cardinal’s retirement concludes one of the most remarkable assignments of any Curial official, his contributions as a prophetic spiritual father will continue.