Tag Archives: Pope Francis

New Wine and Old Wineskins

     Lately, I have begun asking myself if it just might be impossible for the Catholic Church to do away with its old wineskins, to use a metaphor from Scripture. The old wineskin I am referring to is the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Women – Are We Really Talking Again?

In Pope Francis’ recent meeting with the women’s section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, he focused on the content and meaning of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), written by John Paul … Continue reading

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Attraction and Resistance: Discerning with Pope Francis

The entire text of the interview of Pope Francis (America Magazine, September 30, 2013 pp. 15-38) is something I will want to sit with for some time. Likely I will be referring back to it frequently to review my reactions, … Continue reading

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Voices on the Margins

I am providing a link to this article by Jamie Manson that appeared in the National Catholic Reporter yesterday http://ncronline.org/blogs/grace-margins/when-does-our-hope-francis-become-denial because she has very boldly offered a challenge to the so-called “progressives” in the Catholic Church who are embracing Pope … Continue reading

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More Hopeful Signs from Pope Francis

In a recent address to papal nuncios, Pope Francis seems to have made it clear that he wants to change the intentions and focus of the clergy and hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Instead of the highly intellectualized and … Continue reading

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