Pope Francis’ message is one that he also lives daily by eschewing fancy digs, fancy wheels and the excesses of wealth. He talks it — and he walks it. But it would be wrong to assign a political philosophy to his profound demonstration of faith.
As a Latino, I’m a member of a minority group that is often said to be “expressive” and characterized as “hot-blooded” by Hollywood. Watch any telenovela and you’ll see what I’m talking about. We are warm and expressive –it’s our nature and our culture– and we’re OK with that. The question is, Should that expressiveness […]
There is perhaps no bigger challenge facing the Catholic Church than its global sexual abuse crisis. And that issue is inextricably tied to whether priests should be allowed to marry. No matter the next pope’s nationality, he will undoubtedly have to face this issue. The question is not if, but for how much longer, the Catholic Church will continue requiring priests to be celibate. The answer? Not much longer.