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Pope Francis: Don’t Proclaim Jesus with Funeral Faces

Anyone who has read Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ new encyclical, will see that there’s something different about the way this pope teaches. He lacks the theological precision of Benedict XVI or the philosophical bend of St. John Paul II, but his homey, stark, almost brazen messages have captured the world’s attention. I don’t mean to say his mind is deficient—it’s not—but that above all else, … Continue reading

“Laudato Si” 101: What to Know About Pope Francis’ New Encyclical

Today at noon Rome time (6:00am EDT), Pope Francis released his anticipated encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. It’s a magnificent, roving document that covers a range of topics including the environment, building an “integral ecology,” and effects of consumerism and indifference on our world.

Family, Faith, and the Pope: My Interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput

The family has always been central for Christians. The Catechism describes it as the “the original cell of social life,” Catholics pay great homage to the Holy Family, and recent popes have taken up the topic, from Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. But among Catholic leaders, the family is receiving more attention today than perhaps at … Continue reading

The Pope’s “Humanum” Conference: An Interview with Dr. Helen Alvaré

Many Christians are buzzing about an exciting new conference that will be held at the Vatican from November 17-19. It’s called “Humanum” and it will bring together dozens of religious leaders from around the world—including several Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim leaders—to discuss the meaning of marriage, specifically its grounding on the complementarity of man and woman. Here’s a beautiful video … Continue reading

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