Dispatches

Gerard O’Connell March 06, 2015
The Vatican has thrown its weight behind an important new Latin American Church transnational network REPAM created to protect the peoples and respond to the challenges to them and to the natural environment in the Amazon region that stretches across nine countries of that continent nbsp Cardinal
Jim McDermott March 03, 2015
When it comes to the Synod questionnaire there rsquo s one more question to consider What rsquo s everyone else in the rest of the world doing What other treasures or long-abandoned mine shafts are out there to find I spent the last few days looking around Here rsquo s what I found The Pacific
Gerard O’Connell March 03, 2015
Another highly significant U.S. appointment from Pope Francis
Jim McDermott March 03, 2015
When you first see the full 46-question survey from Rome you can rsquo t help but wonder whether the leaders of the church actually want to hear from anyone And I mean anyone mdash people in the pews professional church folk clergy religious even other bishops Because as we talked about yest
Jim McDermott March 02, 2015
Last Friday I wrote an overview about the surveys that all the dioceses of the world are doing right now in preparation for next October rsquo s Synod on the Family For perhaps the first time ever a pope has invited the entirety of the faithful to be an essential part of the church rsquo s discern
Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, attends Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican last November.
Kevin Clarke February 27, 2015
Vatican watchers suggest the leak intended to discredit Pell