Signs of the Times

Pastoral pope shines through in CBS News’ interview

By Thomas Reese — May 21, 2024
(RNS) — CBS News has given the American people a unique opportunity to see the pope as he is.
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Despair in the Holy Land

By Thomas Reese — April 29, 2024
(RNS) — We have to persevere for peace and have hope because the alternative is too terrible to imagine.

Pope Francis needs to stop treating Vatican officials like princes

By Thomas Reese — April 23, 2024
(RNS) — The only way to kill the papal court is to stop making Vatican officials bishops and cardinals.

The perils and necessities of saying ‘I don’t know’

By Thomas Reese — April 15, 2024
(RNS) — In political, academic and ecclesial life, expressing uncertainty is the equivalent of committing professional suicide.

New Vatican document combines modern transparency with eternal teaching

By Thomas Reese — April 9, 2024
(RNS) — Pope Francis summons all people to defend human dignity in every moment of human existence.

Streaming the Eucharist should be banned

By Thomas Reese — April 2, 2024
(RNS) — Those watching online only have an illusion of the Eucharist.

A prayer for finding balance in the Holy Land

By Thomas Reese — March 26, 2024
(RNS) — Cease-fire now; release the hostages now.

Before tackling troublesome issues, Pope Francis insists on synodality

By Thomas Reese — March 19, 2024
(RNS) — I feel that I am on the Titanic while the crew is meeting to talk about how they should listen to one another.

Attacking Pope Francis, anonymous cardinal seeks to curb the influence of his papacy

By Thomas Reese — March 12, 2024
(RNS) — Demos II is a fraud who mourns a church of the past and his own loss of power in it.

Pope Francis needs to reform papal election process — carefully

By Thomas Reese — March 5, 2024
(RNS) — The process for choosing a pope is not divinely inspired. It is a human creation that has changed over time and can change again..

The Catholic Church needs married priests now

By Thomas Reese — February 26, 2024
(RNS) — At the Last Supper, Jesus said, 'Do this in memory of me.' He did not say, 'Be celibate.'

Bipartisanship is dead; can it be resurrected?

By Thomas Reese — February 20, 2024
(RNS) — Partisanship is baked into our political system because of gerrymandering, primaries and campaign financing.

Fasting from carbon for Lent

By Thomas Reese — February 12, 2024
(RNS) — It is an act of penance for what we in the rich world have done, and it is a prayer for help in avoiding catastrophe.
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