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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis is not ‘progressive’ -- he's a priest

Pope Francis is not ‘progressive’ -- he's a priest
The Atlantic: How to read the pontiff as he visits the United States of America.
The New York Times: Pope Francis, the prince of the personal

Once shunned, papal meetings with American presidents now the norm
USA Today: Few relationships in U.S. political history have changed more over time than that between presidents and popes.

Pope Francis to find a church in upheaval
The New York Times: Some U.S. churches are bursting with immigrant parishioners, while others struggle to stay open.

ACLU: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is meddling with county's marriage licenses
Washington Post: A week after returning to work, Kim Davis is already the target of a new court filing, this one alleging that altered marriage licenses issued from her office are humiliating and possibly invalid.

Liberation theology, once reviled by church, now embraced by pope
Aljazeera: Pope's emphasis on justice, not charity, reflects evolution of his thinking on radical social change for the poor.

The American pope
The Atlantic: Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter's throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.

Why do you harden your hearts?
National Catholic Reporter: The past few days have seen a flurry of attacks on the pope and, in contrast to previous papal visits, the most vicious preemptive attacks are coming from the right.

This family is driving 1,300 miles in a VW bus to see Pope Francis
Washington Post: The road trip through 13 countries, chugging along the highway in a cramped Volkswagen bus, began on a whim.

The black church: a necessary refuge
Christianity Today: Christena Cleveland learned at age five that many US churches are unsafe for black people.

Why it was the world wide web that finally did for the Anglican communion
The (London) Guardian: Just as the world wide web opened the church up to its own divisions, so it can provide a model for a more robust ecclesiology, says Giles Fraser.

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