Priests from ten U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada gathered for their annual retreat. For five days they went to the depths of Pope Benedict’s first encyclical.
Church - 2006
In order to offer a judgement on our society, we have to choose a criterion with which to evaluate it. In fact, analysis of the symptoms of the West’s weariness or bewilderment can produce very different diagnoses.
The Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest was elected last October as the President of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) for the five-year term 2006-2011. We began our conversation for Traces with this new appointment.
The religious character of American culture and the role of the Church in public debate reveal why a concordat between Church and State is superfluous in the USA.