Pope Francis’ Outward-Looking Church, beyond the Italian exception
Perhaps a Pope coming from the ends of the world was needed to put an end to the so-called “Italian exception”. Id est, that privileged relationship between Italy and the Holy See that tightly linked the two banks of the Tiber. The relation was tight because of geography: Rome is in Italy, and [...]
Does the Church lack prophetic vision?
At the end of the synod for the new evangelization, Benedict XVI personally announced that soon seminaries will be under the administration of the Congregation for the Clergy. Currently, seminaries are under the administration of the Congregation for Catholic Education. Soon, a Papal motu proprio will explain the motives leading to this decision. [...]
Benedict XVI. The last of Benedictins, the first of Thomists
Aquinas is the title of a book by John Finnis, one of the most prominent legal philosophers. It is – obviously – dedicated to Thomas Aquinas. And it – less obviously – indicates the Aquinas as one of the founder of the Modern Thought. This book let John Finnis win the Thomas Aquinas International [...]
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