Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist Mike Keefe’s cartoon for August 2, 2013 shows a smiling Pope Francis, arms outstretched on the balcony outside the papal apartments (which he does not occupy), saying, “Gay Priests? Who Am I To Judge?” and “Women Priests? I’ll Be The Judge Of That.” Four months into his pontificate, the cartoonist captures Francis’ dilemma, the tightrope he is walking – how to appeal to Progressive Catholics calling for meaningful…..
After kicking off his 15-city Catholic Tipping Point tour, Austrian reformist priest Fr. Helmut Schüller stopped in Cleveland last week. The U.S. tour, sponsored by 10 progressive U.S. Catholic organizations including Cleveland-based FutureChurch, appeals to reform minded Catholics.
In 2006, Schüller and a group of fellow clergy members founded the Austrian Priests’ Initiativeas a way to publicize their concerns about the shrinking priesthood, the merging of…..