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?
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About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
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.”
(RNS) Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family was more of an opening act than the final word on homosexuality, divorce and other methods of “living in sin.”
(RNS) Pope Francis has beatified his controversial predecessor, Paul VI, whom he hails for groundbreaking reforms that are often overlooked. But can Francis succeed where Paul fell short?
Houston wants homilies, and that’s not a good thing. The latest from that wild and crazy Vatican summit. Did Archbishop Chaput really tell a Catholic pol he could support the death penalty? Mental illness and houses of worship.
(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.
(RNS) “We have to repeat the doctrine, but the pastoral practice is what we are talking about. That’s why we are having a synod,” says Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Want to know how baseball is like liturgy? What “parrhesia” means? Who Kelsey Grammar is playing in “Killing Jesus”? And why Karl Marx and John Paul sound alike?
NEW YORK (RNS) Groeschel was an outspoken opponent of abortion and was quick to defend the church against what he saw as unfair criticism. But his critique of media coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandals also landed him in hot water.