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This is What a Catholic Theologian Looks Like

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Jennifer Martin

This is what a Roman Catholic theologian looks like. My dear friend, Jenny Martin, professor of theology at Notre Dame, and mother of three, has a new book out: Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought. Learn more about Hans Urs Von Balthasar, the famous Swiss, 20th century theologian after the jump. For a popular take on Russian cultural and religious thought read David Brooks in The New York TimesThe Russia I Miss

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Pope Francis’ In-Flight Interview: Zika, Our Lady, Donald Trump & More

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Pope Francis

Read Pope Francis’ comments on the Zika virus and the difference between abortion (which is never permissible, except perhaps, in rare instances of double effect) and contraception, which he signaled openness to, after the jump. Also a link to the entire in-flight interview.

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In Historic Move, Francis to Meet With Leader of Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Krill

In an historic move toward Christian unity the Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church will meet in Cuba. The New York Times has the story: In Historic Move, Francis to Meet With Leader of Russian Orthodox Church. And a better take from Catholic News ServicePope and Russian Patriarch to Meet in Cuba.

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