Richard McBrien

Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

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Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and author of several books, including The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism, and Lives of the Popes

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On this Christmas Eve, we take another look at the evolution of the  Roman Catholic Church , an ancient institution in a fast moving world.

The Catholic Church, the Next Generation

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LA's Cardinal Roger Mahoney is a relatively liberal leader of Irish-American stock.  To replace him,  Pope Benedict XVI has named Jose Gomez , an immigrant from Mexico, who's also…

The Future of the Catholic Church

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Pedophilia by priests is not the only recent development for an ancient institution trying to cope with fast-moving contemporary realities.

The Roman Catholic Future, in the US and Around the World

Pedophilia by priests is not the only recent development for an ancient institution trying to cope with fast-moving contemporary realities.

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