Pope Francis has rattled the right by shifting power and emphasizing new priorities.
The Pope Francis era’s greatest hits.
Will the current pontiff follow Pope Benedict’s shocking move and retire in the next few years?
Pope Francis raises eyebrows by saying pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals.’
The Abrahamic faiths share a command to welcome and care for the 45 million refugees around the world.
A sixth grader offers some advice to his little sister before her first communion.
Canonization can stereotype the life of the saint — as it becomes more Christ-like, the rough edges of a saint’s story can be smoothed away.
You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.
Pope Francis’ choice of new cardinals confirms the unique characteristics and goals of his papacy.
Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.
Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.
Perhaps Pope Francis will have the freedom and desire to make not just stylistic and rhetorical changes, but substantive changes as well.
Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.
Eugenio Scalfari’s report shows a pope who rejects blind deference to hierarchy, one who is eager to engage with the world beyond the walls of the church, even when his words may make Catholics uncomfortable.
Pope Francis may be as good as it gets, but the Catholic Church just doesn’t allow popes to get that good.
Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.
Like millions of others, I am gratefully stunned by his revolutionary remarks on the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with long-held doctrines on gay people and abortion.