Colleen Dulle
And why is Pope Francis holding a synod on synodality?
FaithFaith and Reason
Francis J. Butler
Archbishop (later Cardinal) John Francis Dearden of Detroit (1907-88) played an exceptionally significant role in paving the way for what Pope Francis is trying to do in reviving the ancient practice of including all the baptized in the work and mission of the church.
The judges of the Vatican City State criminal court—Venerando Marano, Giuseppe Pignatone and Carlo Bonzano—sit at a long table with a brown tablecloth in a makeshift court room.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The high-profile Vatican trial was put on hold after Vatican prosecutors failed to present their evidence to the defendants before submitting it in court.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
A Vatican tribunal absolved a former altar boy of charges that he molested a younger boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary, ruling Wednesday in the first clergy sexual abuse trial to be heard by the pope’s criminal court.
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See’s finances and offered to remedy them by essentially starting over, throwing the trial of 10 people into question.
Are the voices of women being heard at the highest levels of the church? Do they feel empowered—or limited by the “stain-glassed ceiling”?