A tribute to the late Father Andrew Greeley
“It is not surprising,” wrote the editors of U.S. Catholic in the intro to their April 1984 interview with Father Andrew Greeley, that he “is often heard to quote the line from Hilaire Belloc, ‘When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ’ ”
Father Greeley died early Thursday morning at his home in Chicago.
Advising Pope Francis on the challenges ahead
On the record: A time line of Benedict XVI's papacy
How the door was opened for Catholic women theologians
If necessity is the mother of invention, it’s fair to say that American Catholic school students in the early 20th century were, in a way, the mothers of Catholic women theologians.
Words fail us: Parishioners respond to the new Missal a year later
Reporting straight from the pews after a year of the new translations, U.S. Catholic readers say they are still stumbling through the prayers.
Stilted, awkward, unnatural, strange, choppy, clumsy, obtuse. If you read these words in a movie review, would you head for the ticket line or run in the opposite direction? What about wooden, tortured, terrible, ridiculous, inaccessible, or abominable? Are you at least intrigued by what could warrant such description? Would you want to check it out once a week?