Posts Tagged ‘Jorge Mario Bergoglio’

Francis at the six-month mark seems a force of nature

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

As it’s come to be understood in the 21st century, the papacy is really an impossible job. A pope is expected to be the CEO of a global religious organization, a political heavyweight, an intellectual giant, and a media rock star, not to mention a living saint. Any one of those things is a life’s Read more

The paradox of Pope Francis

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Who could have imagined what has happened in the last weeks? When I decided, months ago, to resign all of my official duties on the occasion of my 85th birthday, I assumed I would never see fulfilled my dream that — after all the setbacks following the Second Vatican Council — the Catholic church would Read more

The moderate realism of Pope Francis

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Available today on bookshelves everywhere, of both the physical and virtual sort, is Image Books’ English translation of On Heaven and Earth, a dialogue between Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Pope Francis, published while he was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. In a word, it’s well worth the read. The book first appeared in Read more