When World Youth Day (WYD) Lisbon 2023 began, the great controversy surrounding it was whether the event had lost its evangelizing flavor, given Cardinal-elect Américo Aguiar’s contentious statements on interreligious dialogue. This controversy might seem… Read More »WYD Reviewed: Evangelization and Interreligious Dialogue as a false dichotomy
Last week a controversy erupted about the way the Blessed Sacrament was stored during the Saturday night preceding Sunday’s papal mass at World Youth Day (WYD) Lisbon. Pictures circulating on social media showed plastic containers… Read More »World Youth Day and plastic containers: What really happened
LISBON, August 5, 2023 — Pope Francis met yesterday with 17 other religious leaders at the Apostolic Nunciature. “We know this is a goal of Pope Francis’ pontificate, this interreligious dialogue,” said Timóteo Cabral, President… Read More »Interreligious dialogue and Fraternity, a non-negotiable
LISBON, August 4, 2023 — Among many other initiatives meant to bring pilgrims into a deeper relationship with Christ, the World Youth Day (WYD) organized the “City of Joy,” promoting vocations and the sacraments. Set… Read More »World Youth Day: A city of vocations and sacraments
On July 6, 2023, Bishop Américo Aguiar gave an interview to the secular public Portuguese channel, RTP Notícias. The full interview can be seen here. Catholic news sites have picked up on a particular section… Read More »Bishop Aguiar and Interreligious Dialogue: In continuity with Benedict XVI
[Update 2: On July 4, Archbishop Fernandes published a clarification on his personal FB page, where he explained that the purpose of this book was not to be a theology book, but a pastoral book… Read More »Lost in translation: Archbishop Fernandez’s poem mistranslated as profanity
On May 11, 2023, Pope Francis added 21 Coptic Orthodox martyrs to the Roman Martyrology, during a visit of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II to Rome. This was described by Pope Francis as a… Read More »Pope Francis recognises Coptic martyrs: Is there a precedent?
Interview with Austen Ivereigh On April 15, 2023, Pedro Gabriel interviewed Austen Ivereigh about Amoris Laetitia and the Synods on the Family. In this interview, we explored how to Amoris Laetitia was written taking into consideration the decisions… Read More »Amoris Laetitia and the Synods on the Family