Letter #50, 2019: The Jesuits, Part #1

Sculpture of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Jesuit church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Prague, Czech Republic Thursday, September 26, 2019 “A state of war exists between the papacy and the Religious Order of the Jesuits — the Society of Jesus, to give the order its official name.” —The first sentence of the book [...]

As He Reaches Out to Russia, Francis Also Reaches Out To China…

...and in Beijing, the gesture is “noted.” The full text of a controversial recent papal interview Pope Francis gave his first-ever interview on China and the Chinese people on January 28 to Asia Times columnist and China Renmin University senior researcher Francesco Sisci, which follows. In the historic one-hour interview at the Vatican the Pope urged [...]