Stanley Hauerwas Reacts to Pope Francis I

Stanley Hauerwas says that the choice of a Jesuit to be the new Bishop of Rome tells us a lot about where the Roman Catholic Church is headed in the near future. That┬áJorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis tells us perhaps even more. Saint Francis – born into wealth – divested himself of everything [Read More...]

This Papal Conclave Will Not Address the Single Most Important Issue: Celibacy

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The issues facing the Roman Catholic Church are daunting and well documented: decades of sexual abuse aided and abetted by irresponsible cover-ups, moral and leadership failures, financial corruption, the role of women (or lack thereof), redefining the priesthood, homosexuality, gay marriage, birth control, shrinkage in West, growth in the South, and the list goes on. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am excited about watching from afar as the Catholic Church elects a new Pope. Despite my excitement, I confess that I’m bothered that the way the process is covered makes it seem less like a solemn religious conclave and more like a royal wedding, which is regrettable. I confess that my [Read More...]

Clueless but Hilarious Reactions to the “New Pope” – A Little Friday Funny

The new Catholic Pope has not yet been named. It’s been only one week since Pope Benedict stepped down, and the Conclave is not yet in session. However, that doesn’t stop these folks from having a reaction. Oh my goodness, I hope my children grow up to read the newspaper. Or, you know… just read. [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI Announces His Retirement.

Pope Benedict stunned the world this morning when he announced his own retirement. I did not see this coming. I have not been a huge fan of Benedict as I’ve watched him forcibly quash the influence of liberation theology and move the Roman Catholic church toward toward the conservative in nearly all things. I hope [Read More...]


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