The Rev. Louis J. Cameli, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is Cardinal Blase J. Cupich’s delegate for formation and mission.

Faith Faith and Reason
Louis J. CameliOctober 27, 2020
The U.S. bishops have said that "the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority.” The statement would be more accurate and effective to say that the protection of unborn life is “foundational.”
Faith Faith and Reason
Louis J. CameliMay 06, 2019
For celibate priests, there are three specific and essential elements of formation for sustaining their commitment: They need a meaningful reason for celibacy, they need skills for celibate living, and they need a supportive community.
Sheila Hollins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, talks with U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, president of the commission, at a 2017 seminar in Rome on safeguarding children. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Short Take
Louis J. CameliFebruary 13, 2019
This month’s summit meeting in Rome is a signal that Pope Francis intends to address the abuse crisis in a mode of collegiality, looking at people rather than structures.
Faith Faith and Reason
Louis J. CameliDecember 04, 2018
Structural reform and renewal are absolutely necessary to reclaim a measure of integrity for the church and—some would even say—for her very survival.
Louis J. CameliJanuary 05, 2017
The dubia stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of 'Amoris Laetitia' and the renewal that began with Vatican II.
Louis J. CameliJuly 20, 2016
The great question is this: How do we form consciences?
Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, center, participates in prayer at the start of a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican, Oct. 15 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Synod on the Family
Louis J. CameliOctober 23, 2015
Pope Francis called for a different kind of synod, something that was both new to most of us and yet also deeply rooted in our tradition. And that different kind of synod would inevitably have bumpy spots.