It is clear that Pope Francis does not want to go back 60 years, to a time before the Council. He does not want to restore practices from a bygone era, or claim continuity with them. Significantly, he has named that era as one which has passed away.
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“The most we can hope for is that the Italian method is followed where it quietly slips to the background and life goes on,” Sister Simone Campbell said.
Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) Clashed with New Religious Order; Cardinal Sodano Came to Its Defense
Argentine media report that Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, clashed with the very conservative religious order “Institute of the Incarnate Word,” founded by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela in Argentina in 1984.
Worshiping with the monks of Saint John’s Abbey is a transformative experience for many of us.
by Jack Rakosky
Why are people interested in nuns? Why are we “all nuns”?
Only one document was specifically condemned in the recent doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Council of Women Religious: a training manual called the Systems Thinking Handbook. Why? What was wrong with it?
“So how can the old and the new come together with the humility and magnanimity that are the antidotes to pride?.” – Fr. Christopher Jamison, OSB
The monkish habit itself is fraught with potential fear – it’s unsurprising that so many ghost stories feature an unquiet brother, hooded and menacing.
by Bro. Paul August Jasmer, OSB
“When people hear that I was raised Lutheran, they ask three questions: 1) From which Lutheran synod? 2) When did you convert? and 3) Why?”
I have just come from viewing “Of Gods and Men” (Des hommes et des dieux), a 2010 film in French and Arabic with English subtitles, directed by Xavier Beauvois. I would STRONGLY recommend it to the readers of Pray Tell.