Stories I’ve Found, 8/2/2013

Interesting stories I’ve found lately:

To get the full texts of Pope Francis’ talks in Brazil check out Whispers in the Loggia for Monday, July 29  James Martin, S. J. reflects on how he’s revolutionizing the Church.

Thoughts on whether Pope Francis’ changed Church teaching or not.  John Allen brings his insights from a ride on the Papal plane.

Mark Silk tells us how the Reform of the Reform is over, which should be no surprise given what’s happened so far.   Sandro Messager reports on whether he’s walked away from Benedict’s motu proprio on the Latin mass, however the reformation of a religious order usually involves more problems than which rite they’re celebrating.

A wonderful reflection on Mercy from Pope Francis, quoting Cardinal Walter Kaspar.

An article in The Atlantic says that meaning is a more important thing in life than happiness, and happiness without meaning isn’t as good as first thought.  This feels good and makes sense, thanks to Mark Sturgess to sharing it.

Reza Aslan’s book on Jesus has stirred a lot of controversy, and another Muslim presents some good thoughts.  Mark Silk talks about all the subjects he’s written on without being an expert, as a way of contextualizing the issue of a Muslim writing a bio of Jesus.  At the end, his request for an interview sounds like Andrew Greely a few years ago when he hoped the Vatican would ban his newest book. GetReligion gets to the heart of the issue by questioning not his religious background but his misrepresented academic credentials.

In the “What’s going on here?” category: a lawyer from Kenya wants the International Court of Justice at the Hague to overturn Jesus’ conviction by Pontius Pilate.  Doesn’t this guy have something better to do? At least, something with a tangible benefit to a living person?


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