Catholic Church

October 2020Opinion2020

Even the Pope is a Progressive

At the beginning of October, Pope Francis released his third encyclical, a book-length essay that highlights his view of the pandemic-ridden world and how Catholic teachings should interact with the times. Despite the internal criticism the Pope has been subjected to by conservatives in the Church over his eight year tenure, Fratelli Tutti serves not only as a scathing criticism of market capitalism and xenophobia, but sheds light on the progressive direction of the Catholic Church as a whole.

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October 2020Opinion2020Europe

A Tale of Cardinals and Corruption

As if straight out of an episode of HBO’s The Young Pope, the Vatican has recently erupted amidst a vast financial scandal and political intrigue within the Church. On September 25, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a high-ranking member of the clergy who headed the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, resigned from his position upon Pope Francis’s request.

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September 2020Opinion2020

Pope Francis Appoints Six Women to Economic Council: Is that Enough?

In one unlikely area, social changes are being sparked by six groundbreaking appointments: On August 6, 2020, the leader of the Pontificate of the Holy See, Pope Francis, appointed six women to the Vatican Council for the Economy for the first time throughout the Church’s 2,000-year existence.

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