Preliminary meeting of bishops does not reach conclusive decision on church teaching By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Pope Francis concluded a summit of bishops in the Vatican on Oct. 19 called the Synod on the Family, beginning a discussion on the Catholic Church’s idea of family. Over the course of the two-week period, over 200 bishops attended the synod which met to open a dialogue, calling the Catholic Church to accept gay people, divorced people, as well as unmarried couples and children of nontraditional families. A committee of bishops who were chosen by Pope Francis produced a document which outlined … Continue reading Papal synod on family concludes
Every time I see a new article published on Pope Francis, I cringe because I assume it’s going to be bad. Not bad like the litany-of-sex-abuse-allegations bad that we saw a couple years ago, but bad as in no-one-can-describe-the-pope-accurately bad. Since Pope Francis’s election on Mar. 13, 2013, the English-speaking media has regularly mischaracterized the pope’s positions, papacy and efforts, both by mangling basic Catholic vocabulary and by projecting political positions onto Church politics that are hopeful at best. If you think Pope Francis is a liberal or a progressive, you are wrong. I wish this problem were restricted to … Continue reading Media inaccurately portrays pope
What’s behind the buzzwords? What does it mean to be a Jesuit, Catholic university? Well, I’m not sure, but this may be the year that students find out. This year is a special one at Xavier, or at least it ought to be. This year marks several important anniversaries: it is the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus after it was suppressed for 41 years at the behest of the monarchs of Western Europe, and it is the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuits at the Universidad Centroamericana, the Jesuit university in San Salvador, … Continue reading Definining Jesuit values
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