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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting the 2023 synod, indicating that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process.
Empty pews in an ornate, sunlit Catholic Church with a cream-colored ceiling.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Have the “nones” consciously rejected religion, or have religious institutions failed to involve them and respond to their needs? The only way to find out is by asking.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Catholics uncomfortable with a synodal model of the church, Cardinal Tobin said, may be put off by the messiness dialogue often unearths. But, he said, refusing to live with tension can be a form of heresy.
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
A synod on synodality is a process about a process. And that stuck with me. A process about a process seemed to be without content. Where would this lead us?
FaithShort Take
Gregory Hillis
Do the new restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass increase our unity? Or do they sacrifice unity for uniformity?
A rainbow shines over St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The apology drew immediate praise Monday from New Ways Ministry as a “historic” move to repair the painful rift between the Catholic hierarchy and the gay community.