Category Archives: In the News

Daily articles related to progressive Catholic perspectives.

“Pope Francis is popular but not a populist,” prominent Argentinean theologian says

There has been a flurry of articles in the last few days all around the theme of the 4th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.  Many of them all run along the same lines but I found this one … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

A bit of a long read, but worth it.  It is always interesting to hear from voices in other countries regarding this papacy.  We here in the US, IMHO, are getting a sometimes very slanted view of Pope Francis….reyanna By … Continue reading

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How simple conversation turned adversaries into friends

I was delightfully surprised to see this US Catholic article pop up in my Twitter feed.  I know, and probably many of you know, the two people featured in this article.  I worked with Betsy at Community Medical Center in … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis really facing a coup? Or just ‘fake news’?

Well, PF was on retreat some miles outside of Rome, so the news cycle was slow.  Then today, several good articles popped up.  This is the first of three I will post. They are all good ones….reyanna By David Gibson … Continue reading

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Dare to Think

A short pithy Lenten meditation….reyanna By Anthony Egan SJ                March 3, 2017                Jesuit Institute of South Africa on-line The famous American circus showman P T Barnum … Continue reading

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Abuse survivor Marie Collins: “Resistance” from CDF led to my resignation from papal commission

“CDF” is “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” formerly known as the “Holy Office”, and before that the “Office of the Inquisition”….reyanna By Gerald O’Connell                             … Continue reading

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What’s going on with Pope Francis and the clergy sex abuse crisis?

Many of you may have already read  a number of articles in the last week related to Pope Francis and the clergy sex abuse crisis.  If you have not, I wanted to collect some of the major ones in this … Continue reading

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‘Would you baptize an alien?’ and other questions you’d want to ask Vatican astronomers

This is a fun article, but their answers are thought-provoking.  I notice from the picture these two guys have their priorities right…coffee/cappuccino, then questions. I notice this article is from 2014, but I just came across it.  Along the lines … Continue reading

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Pope vs Conservatives – when the shepherd wears lace

Russell Politt is a Jesuit and Director of the Jesuit Institute of South Africa.  This is a very well-written article.  He very articulately lays out the details of the continuing Burke “soap opera”, which is not news to many of … Continue reading

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Letter from Rome: Rise in populist leaders worries Vatican

This article is posted in full by express permission of its author since it is behind a pay wall.  Thank you, Robert Mickens and La Croix International for your graciousness.  Interesting reading!!…reyanna By Robert Mickens           … Continue reading

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