Young Catholics, The New Pope, HuffPost, & Me

I'll be on HuffingtonPost Live at 11 a.m. ET today to discuss a recent WAPost article on (some) young-ish Catholics and the Church they want. This is sort of a follow up to my recent contribution at the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture which was dedicated to the theme "Emerging Youth Cultures."One of the other panelists will be Chris Stefanick who runs youth ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver RealLifeCatholic and gives great talks to 70,000+ youth/year. Should be … [Read more...]

Bp Paprocki & March Madness: How to Address B16 After Feb. 28

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki [STL, JD, JCD] of Springfield in Illinois sent around the following canonical analysis on what to call Pope Benedict when he leaves office on February 28th. He has graciously allowed me to post them for those of us engaged in a different sort of March Madness.Since Pope Benedict’s surprise announcement last week, there has been much discussion about what to call a Pope who steps down from office. The confusion is understandable since a Pope has not left office alive … [Read more...]