Corpse Trials and Other Perils of Church Politics
I guess that's one way to handle a church staff change . . .
We've all been there before: You've just ascended to the papacy, one of the most powerful positions in the world, but the people still retain reverence for your predecessor.
Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016
North Korea, a Footnote, the Developing World, and more!
Which means that, even for those of us who reject the office of the papacy and are at odds with Catholic teaching on a number of essential points of doctrine (most importantly, the
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
Created by Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope stars the striking, smooth-haired Jude Law as 47-year-old Lenny Belardo, the first American elected to the papacy.
Division Is Not Always a Scandal
What to think of the 45,000 denominations that rose from the Reformation.
and church families. At the Leipzig Disputation in 1519, Luther elevated the authority of Scripture above the papacy and church councils. A year later
What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women
Communication is key to the pope's legacy
Opinion | Sexuality. What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women. Image: Peter Nguyen Minh Trung / Flickr. What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
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Pope Francis; Church Staff Members; Islam 101; Calvinists & Charismatics
Catholics worldwide. And it showed how quickly he is learning to shine the megawatt spotlight of his popular papacy on issues dear to his heart. There
Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis
Disagreement over religious authority and salvation fades as piety trumps doctrine.
piety trumps doctrine. Chris Castaldo| September 23, 2015. The office of the papacy is an enigma to most evangelical Protestants. The spectacle of medieval
The Glowing Pope
Why even ‘nones’ like my brother are taking notice.
Less than two years into the papacy, the former archbishop of Argentina has wooed the press and many skeptics, even as he has raised the ire of fellow Catholics and other Christian
Evangelicals Help Greet Pope Francis at the White House
Pontiff tells crowd of 11,000 on White House lawn that God ‘has not forsaken us.’
He said he will be listening to the American people as a brother who offers encouragement and addressed familiar themes in his papacy—inequality, religious freedom, tolerance and
What To Give Up for Lent? Twitter Reveals Top 100 Ideas of 2015
(UPDATED) Here's what 409,000 people pledged to fast from for the next 40 days.
(The hip-hop artist came in at No. 51.) In 2013, after Pope Benedict announced he leaving the papacy, some wrote he was abstaining from “being pope.” (This phrase ranked No. 1.).
Pop Francis: Why Everyone Loves the Pope
From secular journalists to charismatic Christians, millions are taken with the Jesuit from Argentina.
Christ. The pope consistently offers himself as a servant, not a prince. This has been the trajectory of the papacy over the past generation or two. John
My Cynical Christian Reality Check
How Pope Francis taught me about my own Christian stereotypes.
Eschewing the pomp and traditional trappings of the papacy, he refused the fur-trimmed half-cloak and golden cross in favor of a plain white vestments and a cross made of iron.
Why Pope Francis Excites (Most) Evangelical Leaders
Bergoglio expected to focus on poverty and set a friendlier tone in Protestant-Catholic relations.
In his first homily as pope, Francis emphasized the importance of living out the Christian faith, which could be a focus of his papacy, said Francis Beckwith, a philosophy professor at
New & Noteworthy
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
Pairing a humble, servant-like manner with a commitment to Christian orthodoxy, Pope Francis has impressed Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the inaugural months of his papacy.
Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict XVI (And His Resignation)
Theologians and pastors felt kinship in his passion for theology and his stances on social issues.
In some ways, Benedict's resignation, the first in nearly 600 years, sends the most important message of his papacy, said Chris Castaldo, a director at the Billy Graham Center and