Pope Francis

June 22, 2015

Being Frank: A Postmodern Pope for an Angsty Age

Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. (Lk. 17: 33) Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical, Laudato Si, stands
June 23, 2015

The Catholic Dating Crisis: Featuring Aziz Ansari, Pope Saint John Paul II, and Pope Francis

What does dating have to do with Praise Be: Pope Francis’ (very-Saint-Francis-like) encyclical on Creation and its dignity? A lot, actually.  For starters, who read Aziz
June 23, 2015

Keeping Track of Truths: Why Catechism Doesn’t Equal ‘Magisterium’

Mistaking Catechism for Magisterium Have you read Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si”? As a product of the papal magisterium, are we Catholics obligated out of obedience
June 23, 2015

An Unfair and Revealing Attack on the Pope’s Encyclical

The National Post has a rather unfair and somewhat revealing attack on the pope’s encyclical by a writer named Colby Cosh. Not all of the criticisms
June 24, 2015

Pope Francis on the Biblical Basis of Respect for Nature

Sometimes certain environmentalists criticize the Bible as the root of disregard for and disrespect for nature.  They think that modern, western nations have shown a remarkable
June 24, 2015

Pope States Traditional Catholic Teaching, Makes Headlines

Pope Francis has a reputation for sometimes saying surprising things.  In some cases, however, the surprise arises not because he said something unusual, but because the
June 25, 2015

Laudato Si and Humanae Vitae

Some commentators have suggested that there is a tension or contradiction between the position Pope Francis takes in Laudato Si, on the one hand, and the