Francis obviously wanted to emphasize that he sees dialogue between Muslims and Christians as very important for his pontificate
Instead, his pontificate
reveals three important twelfth-century trends: the rise of learned law, the professionalization of the courts, and the increasing litigiousness of Western society.
Francis affirms the theology of the council and unites to it in an inseparable way, effectively giving his pontificate
greater reach, both backward and forward.
For a quiet scholar of Benedict's gentle demeanor and genuine spiritual life, his pontificate
was more of turbulence than of calm: The 'Vatileaks' scam, the disparaging view of the Italian press on Vatican as a hotbed of power struggles, their talk about the tensions over succession, direction that Church was to take, financial wrong doing, allegations of money laundering, the loss of the Pope's grip on his aides and key issues and the most shocking revelations of priests abusing children et al certainly were issues hot enough to burn away his 'strength of body and mind'.
Most of the essays in this welcome collection had their origin in papers presented at sessions on the pontificate
of Clement VII, organized by the editors, Kenneth Gouwens and Sheryl E.
Since the interminable pontificate
of Bill Cosby in the late 1980s, celebrities, usually uncomplicated by something to say, have, well, pontificated on fatherhood, that subgenre of memoir that's proliferated with the clumsy excess of pigeons.
JUSTICE Minister Calamity Jamieson can pontificate
all she likes about rooting out drug barons and gangsters.
If you've heard Gerecht pontificate
on the Middle East, you might find his views a little more hawkish than your own.
was shaped by the need to confront a wide range of problems including heresy, perceived threats from Islam and the Orthodox Church as well as the institutional crisis of the church's failure to meet the changing spiritual needs of lay society.
But the point--and the beauty--of this is not that we get pontificate
or otherwise hold forth, but that you get to communicate with a group of like-minded people who are part of the auto industry.
Written over the last several months, the provisionally titled 'The Rome Triptych: The Meditations of John Paul II' will be the first book of poems to be published by the Pope since the start of his pontificate
One of the more richly satisfying experiences in life is to see a pontificator caught up in a real situation where he can no longer pontificate
, but must participate.
The legislation's provisions and possible shortcomings are the stuff for pundits to pontificate
on, though history will be the ultimate arbiter.
And we just barely missed getting Linda Chavez into the cabinet, where she could have continued to pontificate
about the dangers of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.