Whatever else a “pope emeritus” may be, he is emphatically not “the pope.”
Is there no courage to be different left on the Catholic left?
If the political culture is sick, that must have something to do with the state of the culture as a whole.
The Church ought to be free to be herself for her sake, for the sake of the faithful, and for the sake of the common good.
He understood where the vitality was in American Catholicism, and he knew that this vitality had to do with the strength of faith in those living parts of the Church.
'What can be done to restore balance to the American constitutional order?'
I hope that, as the 2016 campaign unfolds, the electorate will begin to understand that anger is not a particularly healthy metric of public life.
The Relatio Finalis is an impressive, often-moving statement of the Church’s convictions about chastity, marriage, and the family.
The lives of the holy spouses of Lisieux are also a great witness to the incredible capacity of the Catholic Church for self-renewal.
Nothing, it seems, constitutes aberrant behavior – except the public defense of traditional virtue.
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