Steven P. Millies is an author at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Steven P. Millies
It shouldn’t seem so surprising when the pope says being gay ‘isn’t a crime’ – a Catholic theologian explains
By Steven P. Millies — February 23, 2023
(The Conversation) — Catholic leaders’ attitudes toward LGBTQ people have shifted dramatically – but the actual theology behind them, not so much.
In Biden’s visit with the pope, a page from Reagan’s playbook?
By Steven P. Millies — November 30, 2021
(The Conversation) — Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
How limiting Latin Mass may become the defining moment for Pope Francis
By Steven P. Millies — July 23, 2021
(The Conversation) — Pope Benedict XVI expanded the Latin Mass in 2007 in an olive branch to traditionalists. His successor hopes reversing that decision may better serve unity in the church.
US bishops set collision course with Vatican over plan to press Biden not to take Communion
By Steven P. Millies — June 16, 2021
(The Conversation) — A debate over whether President Biden's views on abortion disqualify him from taking Communion serves to expose a rift between US bishops and the pope, and is a threat to the church itself.
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