Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis knows that only with the heart of the Gospel, God's mercy, can the church find new life, and the Jubilee Year got the message out.
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Distinctly Catholic: Part 3 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of Pope Francis and his predecessors: embodying the six touchstones of post-conciliar life.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis: Why were Paul VI's accomplishments so easily ignored?
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.
NCR Today: There can be no doubt now that Pope Francis is indeed seeking to remake the church into his own image.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.
Pope Francis' conscience model, emphasizing individual conscience, differs from his two predecessors and provides a faithful, merciful guide to Catholics, especially couples in irregular situations.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis says he does not like to fire people. But it looks like he could be running out of patience with Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Just Catholic: The current schism is no longer butchers and bakers having street fights over Real Presence, or any other theological issue.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.