Posts Tagged ‘Fr Thomas Reese’

Chicago cardinal puzzled as to what Pope Francis wants Comments 0

Friday, November 14th, 2014

The outgoing Archbishop of Chicago says he has sometimes been puzzled as to what Pope Francis’ intentions are in the wake of some papal statements. According to a New York Times report, Cardinal Francis George stated that Francis has “said some wonderful things”. But Cardinal George added: “But he doesn’t put them together all the Read more

Jesuit calls for liturgical R&D plus test runs in parishes Comments 0

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The vacancy at the head of the Vatican’s congregation for worship is an opening for a liturgical overhaul in the Church, a Jesuit commentator believes. Writing in the National Catholic Reporter, Fr Thomas Reese, SJ, stated that liturgical reform was stalled by the papacies of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. True liturgical reform Read more

Family synod document re-treads old ground, warns Jesuit Comments 0

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A Jesuit commentator says that the working document for October’s synod on the family reminds him of the build up to the family synod in 1980. Fr Thomas Reese said “for anyone familiar with the 1980 synod on the family, reading the new [document] fosters a feeling of déjà vu”. The same issues are discussed, the Read more