Like the religious authorities of the Sanhedrin criticized by Jesus, some clergy are faithful only to themselves, "rich in devout reverence to the past," wrote Italian biblicist Father Giulio Cirignano.
Callista Gingrich at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on July 18. Gingrich was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Her husband is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
On issues that have become hallmarks of the Francis papacy, notably care of creation and the global refugee crisis, Mrs. Gingrich had difficulty explaining how she might engage the Vatican, given Mr. Trump’s views.
Pope Francis left a not-so-subtle message outside his office: anyone who is thinking of making a fuss, leave your whining at the door.
The former head of the Vatican's doctrine office denied reports claiming he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences in doctrinal matters.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, walks during the Good Friday service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 25. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell July 13, 2017
Money destined for “Pope's hospital” allegedly went toward renovating the former secretary of state’s apartment.
Emma Winters July 11, 2017
Odds are, if your parish provides a “gluten-free” host, it is actually just using a low-gluten host.