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  • Why I Am A Catholic

    Oct 30, 2014 1:03

    Why I Am A Catholic

    (NY Times) Of all the columns I imagined writing when I started out at this job, it’s safe to say that Sunday’s piece, in which I suggested that conservative Catholics should “resist” their pope if he seems intent on leading […]

     
  • The Crisis That Changed Pope Francis

    Oct 30, 2014 0:45

    The Crisis That Changed Pope Francis

    (Newsweek) He was not what she was expecting, in several ways. The man who would one day be Pope Francis had come to hold a service far from the grandeur of the great cathedral of Buenos Aires. He had travelled […]

     
  • Vatican defrocks 3 priests over sexual misconduct

    Oct 29, 2014 0:31

    Vatican defrocks 3 priests over sexual misconduct

    (Enquirer) The Vatican defrocked three Greater Cincinnati priests Tuesday because of sexual misconduct with children that occurred more than a decade ago. The decision permanently removes the men from the priesthood and is the final step in the Roman Catholic […]

     
  • Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard

    Oct 29, 2014 0:10

    Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard

    (The Washington Post) Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the […]

     
  • Cardinal Burke Did Not Slam Pope Francis, Says Group That Set Up Interview With BuzzFeed

    Oct 28, 2014 1:13

    Cardinal Burke Did Not Slam Pope Francis, Says Group That Set Up Interview With BuzzFeed

    (Aleteia) Does Cardinal Raymond Burke have sour grapes for the man who is exiling him from his Vatican post? In today’s media environment, when digital news outlets are rushing to beat one another to the punch and generate the most buzz, […]

     
  • The Pope and the Precipice

    Oct 28, 2014 0:59

    The Pope and the Precipice

    (NY Times) To grasp why events this month in Rome — publicly feuding cardinals, documents floated and then disavowed — were so remarkable in the context of modern Catholic history, it helps to understand certain practical aspects of the doctrine […]

     
 
 
 
  • Why I Am A Catholic

    Why I Am A Catholic

    Oct 30, 2014 1:03

    (NY Times) Of all the columns I imagined writing when I started out at this job, it’s safe to say that Sunday’s piece, in which I suggested...