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Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology

Nov 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit –... Read more

Pope Francis receives absolution during a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions

Jul 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On moral, theological issues, conversion of heart – in Greek, metanoia – should take place before the development of pastoral... Read more

Does God make people gay? A theologian responds

May 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Sexual attraction does not define identity, a priest has said, after comments attributed to Pope Francis have prompted questions about... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

The theological formation of Pope Francis

Mar 17, 2018

By Elise Harris

A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass.

Commentary: Placuit Deo against new paradigms

Mar 1, 2018

The first stirring sentences of the new CDF letter to bishops, Placuit Deo, reject the very notion of a “new... Read more

Germain Grisez. Courtesy of Mt. St. Mary's University.

Germain Grisez had ‘a lively sense of Providence,’ long-time friend says

Feb 6, 2018

By JD Flynn

A longtime friend of distinguished theologian Germain Grisez will celebrate the scholar’s funeral Tuesday, at St. Anthony Shrine Roman Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 25, 2017.

Theologian resigns from USCCB committee after publishing letter to Pope Francis

Nov 1, 2017

By JD Flynn

A member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission has resigned his position as a consultant to the USCCB’s Committee on... Read more

Augustine Institute offering scholarships for a master's in theology

Oct 20, 2016

If you've been waiting for the extra push to pursue a master's degree in theology, this scholarship opportunity might be... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles.

Bishop Robert Barron to academics: debate Ross Douthat, don't dodge him

Oct 31, 2015

Bishop Robert Barron has weighed in amid a media controversy after the Synod on the Family, saying some academic critics... Read more

Dr. William E. May, of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America, died Dec. 13, 2014.

William May, the prof who renounced his dissent from Humanae Vitae

Dec 18, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

William E. May, a professor who retracted his one-time dissent from Humanae vitae and became an influential pro-life teacher and... Read more

Arizona State University.

Priest lauds Catholic class offerings at largest state school

Mar 13, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Arizona State University's partnership with a Catholic college providing theology courses to students won praise from scholar Father Robert Spitzer... Read more

Father Vincent Twomey, Benedict's former student at the Mariapoli Center in Castel Gandolfo, Italy on September 1, 2013.

Students of Benedict XVI gather for Mass, annual dialogue

Sep 3, 2013

Former students of Benedict XVI met for the first time without him this year for their annual “Schülerkreis” discussions, although... Read more

Fr. Brian Daley, Ratzinger Award winner, poses with his award in Rome on Oct. 20, 2012.

American priest celebrates receiving Ratzinger award in Rome

Oct 22, 2012

An American priest and scholar who was awarded the annual Ratzinger Prize for Theology by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct.... Read more


American Jesuit wins 2012 Ratzinger Prize

Sep 28, 2012

Jesuit Father Brian Edward Daley of Notre Dame University is one of two winners of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in... Read more


International conference examines meaning of marital union

Sep 22, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa, Alan Holdren

Scholars at a two-day conference in Rome explored the beauty of God’s plan for the marital union and the importance... Read more

Vatican conference to examine 'language of the body' in marriage

May 27, 2012

This coming September an international colloquium in Vatican City will consider how men and women become "one flesh" in marriage,... Read more

Dr. Scott Hahn during an April 2012 trip to Rome.

Scott Hahn appointed to endowed chair in theology, evangelization

May 16, 2012

The Franciscan University of Steubenville has appointed author and professor Dr. Scott Hahn to an endowed chair named for the... Read more