Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program “Interfaith Voices,” asks if lurking among the papal candidates there is “a pope who will look at the human equality of all persons, including men and women.” More
“I look forward to seeing who our next Holy Father is and how he is going to move the church into the future,” says Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for the Catholic Association. More
This Catholic theologian says the church needs a new pope who is a man of the world with pastoral sensitivity, someone who will “walk in the shoes of Peter.” More
We spoke with Catholics about their reaction to the news that Pope Benedict will step down at the end of February and what they hope to see in his successor.
Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology at the Catholic University in Washington, DC, suggests that the next pope should turn to other bishops around the world to “help him carry the burden of leading the church.” More