Voices

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

FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
The question of giving Holy Communion to those in same-sex marriages has both canonical and pastoral implications.
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
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.”
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
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)
FaithShort Take
Louis J. Cameli
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.
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
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.
Faith
Louis J. Cameli
The dubia stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of 'Amoris Laetitia' and the renewal that began with Vatican II.
Antonio Spadaro, S.J.Louis J. Cameli
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. Cameli
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.