The great Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who passed away in 2017, coined the expression “liquid society” to describe today’s society. That is to say, a society in which everything is relativized, in which every point of view is valid and relative, and in which one does not proceed according to one’s convictions but is [...]
There is an essay by the cardinal-elect Gianfranco Ghirlanda that dates back to 2013 and may reveal the path Pope Francis intends to take with the reforms. The paper was published in La Civiltà Cattolica just after the resignation of Benedict XVI on March 2, 2013, and concerns the procedures of the Church [...]
Pope Francis granted three interviews published this past week. One to Reuters, published in installments; one to the Telam agency; and one for the podcast of Guillermo Marcò, his legendary spokesman in Buenos Aires, who made a podcast of the Pope’s words.
Beyond the contents of the interviews, Pope Francis’ strategy [...]
Pope Francis’ Apostolic letter number 83 is the Pope’s response to the question of the traditional Mass. Released on June 29 and formally signed in San Giovanni in Laterano because the Pope preferred this formula to emphasize his role as bishop of Rome, Desiderio Desideravi consists of 65 paragraphs and is, in practice, [...]