Colleen Dulle is an associate editor at America and co-hosts the "Inside the Vatican" podcast.
And why is Pope Francis holding a synod on synodality?
How did a Catholic TV station known for its prayer programs get involved in broadcasting attacks on the pope that he felt compelled to publicly denounce as “the work of the devil”?
“I found it sad that the pope has to defend himself,” Gerard O’Connell said this week on Inside the Vatican. “EWTN is based in the United States. Can not the [U.S.] Catholic bishops’ conference defend the pope on this?”
There is a long way to go before women’s voices are satisfactorily integrated into the central leadership of the church.
Pope Francis appointed three women to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this summer. What’s their role at the Vatican?
The three women join a prestigious group of around 80 scientists in all who are members of the Academy, 20 others of whom are also Nobel laureates.
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Pope Francis' "staycations" may set a precedent for future popes.
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Pope Francis to business leaders: Don’t hide your money in tax havens. Invest in real people instead.
The pope said business leaders should shift their focus to production, creating jobs and “investing in the common good, not hiding money in tax havens.”
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A Pope Francis-inspired summer reading list—if your idea of a beach read is an 700-page plague novel, a dystopian story about the Antichrist or a bizarre spy story beloved by media theorists and quantum physicists!
“Pope Francis is not only a Jesuit; he is a Christian. And discernment is part of Christianity. Discernment is an essential dimension of Christian life in all times.”