Pope Francis appears headed to the Big Apple. The late Ben Bradlee on where he thinks he’s headed now. Will Chicago’s new archbishop ditch the mansion?
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some have questioned whether the conversions that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel oversaw were illegitimate.
ROME (RNS) “I chose it, without any intention to be provocative or scandalous,” Sister Cristina said. “I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry.”
(RNS) “There are a lot of things I could say that would make me feel better. I don’t know if it would make me look better, but I don’t think it would make Jesus look better,” former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll said.
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