Kaya Oakes Jan 11, 2019
Because the church has long defined marriage as central to lay Catholic identity, Catholic single mothers have sometimes stayed hidden in the shadows.
Bill McCormick, S.J. Oct 26, 2018
New calls for greater synodality—and the inclusion of many more voices than just bishops—may complicate the role of collegiality in church governance.
Gerard O’Connell Oct 22, 2018
“Jesus finds people where they are, but he never leaves them where they are.”
Gerard O’Connell Oct 12, 2018
In a two page-letter, Pope Francis made clear not only his personal esteem for the cardinal but also that he stands by him, and the reasons for this.
Gerard O’Connell Oct 03, 2018
The pope stresses hope, dialogue and discernment in opening address to the synod on young adults.
John J. Strynkowski Oct 02, 2018
The crises in the Catholic Church demand long-term solutions that are best addressed by gradual discernment leading to broad consensus on the part of the college of bishops.
Gerard O’Connell Sep 28, 2018
In this second document, Viganò confirms what was already evident to everyone: His real target is Pope Francis.
Youths attending a pre-synod meeting participate in the Way of the Cross at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michele Dillon Sep 21, 2018
The meeting of the Synod of Bishops on young people is an opportunity for an ongoing conversation between everyday lived experience and church teachings.
In this Nov. 16, 2015 file photo, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., listens to remarks at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Gerard O’Connell Sep 13, 2018
Since dropping his bombshell letter, the archbishop has gone into hiding, making intermittent statements to those news outlets who share his opposition to Francis.
Prelates in Germany and Austria have united to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio's demand for his resignation.

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