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May 3 – Susan Abraham – “Pope Francis: Capturing the World’s Imagination”

Posted by Tim on May 9, 2015

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May 3 Susan Abraham, “Pope Francis: Capturing the World’s Imagination”: A “long” historical overview argues that the Pope needs to be placed in relation to the Council of Trent, Vatican I and Vatican II. In such a long view, Pope Francis is truly the first Vatican II Pope the Catholic Church has ever had. Further, the context in which the Pope is received in the United States is the context of what can only be called American Catholicism. Here, the speaker argues that the Pope is surprising to many because he is drawing on a different strand of Catholic theological tradition than many American traditional Catholics.

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