Jewish groups have accused Pius of staying silent during the Holocaust. But Catholic officials insist he worked hard behind the scenes to save lives.
The period that followed was a test of my faith. Several attempts to align the stars so the video could realize its full
Your legacy has to be reconciliation, in which you see unity as the highest spiritual principle for humankind; that you see no other way out of the mess we've made of society and this planet other than to align with a transcendent principle that calls us to come together as a collective species.
50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Adventures and Black "Herstory" Perspectives in Europe, Part II--Italy, Portugal and The Vatican
We're still in Black History month and my chosen cities in Europe continue. Why because as mentioned in a previous piece during this Black History month, wherever I go, it's Black "herstory" because I'm a sister!
Truly a man of the people.
For me, as a rabbi and millennial, the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate's promulgation evokes an odd mixture of upset and profound gratitude.
There is no question that the document Nostra Aetate ("In our Time") -- promulgated by the Second Vatican Council in October 1965 -- changed the discourse in the field of Jewish-Christian dialogue in particular, and interreligious dialogue in general, in the contemporary period.
While Francis was visiting America, certain American bishops --when they were not busy embracing the Pope-- were preparing an attack on Francis that they would never have dreamed of launching against Pope John Paul II or Pope Benedict XVI.
Non-Catholics need to recognize that the "breath of fresh air" pope presides over a misogynist and homophobic hierarchy and is doing little to change that. Catholics need to know that there is one way to make change in the leadership of the church: cash.
Notwithstanding his encounter with notorious, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, the pope's visit to the United States last week was a success, with millions turning out to get even a glimpse of him. But some had much better views than others.
The United States this past June did something that the Catholic Church and the Vatican have for years railed against: granted marriage equality to its gay and lesbian citizens. Yet, Pope Francis had nothing to say about it. Not then and not now.
Pope Francis has worked to reform the "most secret bank in the world."
When Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston, fled to the Vatican in late 2002, he left behind a trail of human and financial wreckage. The actual number of victims, by some estimates, could be nearly three times the number who settled with the Church in 2003. Meanwhile, Law was assigned a comfortable post in Rome, where he disappeared from the headlines.