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  • Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills

    Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills
    "The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis," Garry Wills' new book, isn't really about Pope Francis, though that surprising man from Argentina figures in the story, nor is it a book about the future of the Catholic Church. But once you get past that rather misleading title — perhaps confected by the marketing department — there's no ambiguity about Wills' purpose. He makes it clear on the first page of his introduction, which is subtitled "Reading History Forward."
  • Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner

    Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner
    Soon after coming into office, Pope Francis began reforming the church's secretive yet powerful institution, the Institute for the Works of Religion, also known as the Vatican Bank. He issued decrees speeding reviews and improving transparency. He created...

    Vatican watchdog's spending is slammed in magazine report

    Vatican watchdog's spending is slammed in magazine report
    The Australian cardinal handpicked by Pope Francis to cut outlays and shed light on the Vatican’s murky finances has been accused of spending aboutĀ $560,000 in six months by flying business class and using large sums on salaries and office...

    'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia

    'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia
    Pope Francis on Monday launched a stunning attack on the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Vatican, accusing them of succumbing to greed, jealousy, hypocrisy, cowardice and “spiritual Alzheimer's.” In a pre-Christmas speech to the...

    Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage

    Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage
    Pope Francis on Sunday inaugurated a gathering of nearly 200 bishops and cardinals who will tackle the thorny themes of sex and marriage, placing the popular pontiff in the midst of a battle between theological conservatives and liberals within the...