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Papal Selection
February 15, 2013
Papal Selection
After Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he is resigning, the Roman Catholic Church is preparing for a conclave, where cardinals under the age of 80 will gather to elect his successor. Managing editor Kim Lawton looked at the centuries-old process of selecting the pope.
February 15, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: A Jewish Perspective
February 15, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: A Jewish Perspective
"There were some bumps in the road" in Pope Benedict's relationship with the Jewish community, says Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, but "they clearly were aberrations in a path that strengthened relations between the Church and the Jewish ...
February 15, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: “Bring Women to Full Equality”
February 15, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: “Bring Women to Full Equality”
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.”
February 15, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: “Move the Church into the Future”
February 14, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: “Move the Church into the Future”
"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.
February 14, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: A Muslim Perspective
February 14, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: A Muslim Perspective
Haris Tarin, director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, says Pope Benedict XVI was outspoken on Syria, preemptive war, human rights abuses, and Middle East peace, and he leaves behind an overall legacy of “quite a positive interaction” between Christians and ...
February 14, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: “We Need a Superman as Pope”
February 14, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: “We Need a Superman as Pope”
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.”
February 14, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: Lay Catholic Reaction
February 13, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: Lay Catholic Reaction
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.
February 13, 2013
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Papal Resignation and Succession: “Rethink What the Pope Should Be Doing”
February 13, 2013
Papal Resignation and Succession: “Rethink What the Pope Should Be Doing”
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.”
February 13, 2013
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Rabbi David Hartman, 1931-2013
February 11, 2013
Rabbi David Hartman, 1931-2013
On the news of his death in Jerusalem on February 10, we reprise excerpts from our 1999 interview with this eminent Jewish philosopher, leader of liberal Orthodoxy, and founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute.
February 11, 2013
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Grammy Nominee and Conductor Julian Wachner
February 8, 2013
Grammy Nominee and Conductor Julian Wachner
“Hymnody touches people so much because most people learn hymns when they are children, and then it reminds them of something...Hymns that represent this ideal of the afterlife—that’s the world I love.”
February 8, 2013
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Mainstream Christian Music
February 8, 2013
Mainstream Christian Music
The Christian message, says musical artist Lecrae, “rocked me in a way I’d never been rocked.” But now his Christian music is being described as “phenomenally relevant” and “musically edgy,” and it has achieved huge mainstream success.
February 8, 2013
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Lecrae Extended Interview
February 8, 2013
Lecrae Extended Interview
“Can you be Christian and rap at the same time? I think you can take rap and use it for redemptive purposes...I want to provide a landscape of hope for people.”
February 8, 2013
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