In that brief intermezzo over the summer between what turned out to be the first and second great surges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis held a series of appropriately socially distanced, “virtual” conversations with his premier English-language explicator about what he believes needs to be done for the world to be better than it was before the crisis.
The chief communications officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a new book on Pope Francis’ papacy for perpetuating “an unfortunate and inaccurate myth” that Pope Francis is facing resistance from the leadership and staff of the bishops’ conference.
Austen Ivereigh discusses how Pope Francis has spent his Feb. 12-17 visit seeking to bolster the Church for mission, while urging Mexicans to seek solutions to their many challenges by drinking deep from the wells of their own traditions.
Austen Ivereigh offers an analysis of the Synod of Bishops on the family, saying that even if some issues have been the source of vigorous debate, it’s not always easy to line people up in two opposing camps.
Austen Ivereigh writes that Cuba is a nation in transition, caught between a past that is no longer tenable and a new future that many fear as much as desire.
The lights are ready to be turned on. The set is complete. The cameras are in place. All we need now is for Pope Francis to begin his trip to Cuba and the United States and we will have the action we have been anticipating.
America will fall in love with Pope Francis when he visits in September. That is the prediction of Austen Ivereigh, author of “The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope,” who was the main speaker at the Brooklyn Diocese’s celebration of World Communications Day on May 13. The day-long conference held at […]