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Podcast: The case against voting at the Synod on Synodality

At the Synod on Synodality’s Roman meetings, lay men and women have both been included for the first time as full, voting members. But, argues the Rev. Louis Cameli, if this synod is not to be a “parliament,” as Pope Francis often warns, perhaps there should be no voting in the synod at all.

Bishop Strickland says he will not go voluntarily if asked to retire by Pope Francis

In an email, the East Texas bishop told RNS that he ‘cannot voluntarily abandon the flock that I have been given charge of as a successor of the apostles.’
Introducing America’s new, groundbreaking feature documentary, “People of God: How Catholic Parish Life is Changing in the United States.”
Sebastian GomesJuly 5, 2023

March 13, 2023


Pope Francis caused a stir by quoting Teilhard de Chardin. Here’s what you need to know about the ‘often misunderstood’ Jesuit.

Pope Francis mentioned Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., at the close of his Mass in Ulaanbaatar on Sunday. Might this mean the great priest-paleontologist is finally being recognized by the Vatican for his genius?

The Case Against ‘Dead Poets Society’

Mr. Keating and his real-life counterparts now dominate secondary and post secondary education. That’s a problem.

Jim Gaffigan’s comedy doesn’t hide his Catholic faith. It also doesn’t weaponize it.

The comedian's headlining with Seinfeld speaks to his growing reputation as one of the fundamental voices of American humor.