Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly newspaper Tertio that his exhortation on the family sprang from consultations with Catholics around the world and was thoroughly discussed by the bishops at the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family. Francis said that "everything in there was approved by more than two-thirds" of the synod members.
Take and Read: I remember sitting in my apartment with Gyn/Ecology, feeling as if my head had been taken off my neck, turned upside down, completely shaken up and put back on.
Take and Read: A History of Theology shows how, in every age, theologians engage with the intellectual currents of their time and inform the living faith of believers.
A small c catholic: Evangelicals proclaim strict sola scriptura, the Vatican proclaims limits on "proper" churches -- but do people in the pews care?
Gender Theory: Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands, said a papal encyclical or other magisterial document "might appear to be necessary" to counter the spread of the new theory that gender can be determined by personal choice rather than by biology.
Preview: A new book by Sr. Susan K. Wood, theologian and Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, and Timothy J. Wengert, Lutheran historian, sheds light on these denominations.
A small c catholic: The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity for Christians to understand why the body of Christ is so divided today.
WOMEN DEACONS?: ESSAYS WITH ANSWERS
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
Published by Liturgical Press, 270 pages, $24.95
Take and Read: Reading this 'modern' theologian assigned new meaning to the Gospel, lifted me to a higher world and gave me the taste for the spiritual life.
Viewpoint: Catholics and Lutherans have made more progress in the last 50 years toward healing the wounds of our divisions than we have in the last five centuries.