Pope Francis the Economist

December 23, 2014 Michael Severance 0

Where, exactly, does Pope Francis stand on economic matters? While the Pontiff’s pronouncements are abundant, they are far less systematic and scholarly than they are pastoral in nature. Thus, we are frequently left wondering what […]

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Pope Francis, SJ

April 3, 2013 Michael Severance 0

Pope Francis is different. Already in his young papacy, there are many examples of his different approach to matters big and small, personal and public. On the smaller, personal level, there are the reports of […]

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A Week of Firsts

March 19, 2013 Michael Severance 0

Some of the less-experienced journalists covering the papal conclave were right on the money one week ago. As wrote in my report last Monday, many of these young vaticanisti covering their first conclave believed that […]

the sistine chapel is seen as preparations continue for the conclave at the vatican march 9. cardinal electors will enter the chapel in the afternoon march 12 to begin the conclave to elect the new pope. (cns photo/paul haring)

Who Will Be Pope #266?

March 11, 2013 Michael Severance 0

The entire month since Benedict’s surprise resignation announcement has proven advantageous for dusting off old 2005 flash cards of cardinals and updating database profiles to scrutinize potential papabili, cardinals who are considered to have the […]