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Thomas J. Reese, S.J., is a senior analyst for Religion News Service. Previously he was a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter (2015-17) and an associate editor (1978-85) and editor in chief (1998-2005) of America.
Pope Francis greets Benedictine Abbot Bernardo Gianni during the Lenten retreat for the Roman Curia in Ariccia, Italy, on March 10. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters) 
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
Reforming the Vatican Curia has been a goal since the Second Vatican Council, but so far the changes have failed to improve its efficiency or responsiveness. Pope Francis is trying again.
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Thomas J. Reese
Noted Vatican commentator Thomas Reese reflects on the sixth-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election to the Chair of Peter, and cites the good, the bad, and the merciful aspects of the pontificate.
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Thomas J. Reese

(RNS) — “Grossly misleading, irresponsible, inaccurate, and unjust” is how former New York Times religion reporter Peter Steinfels describes last August’s Pennsylvania grand jury report in its sweeping accusation that Catholic bishops refused to protect children from sexual abuse.

FaithNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has done the right thing.
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
Many Catholic bishops and priests are frustrated by the continued coverage of the sex abuse crisis in the media. They believe they have fixed the problem and the church should be able to move on.
The Rev. Tom Reese with his Amazon Echo. Photo by Tom Reese/RNS. 
FaithLast Take
Thomas J. Reese
A Catholic priest should not have a woman in his bedroom at night, but I have become quite dependent on Alexa.
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
He just doesn’t get it when it comes to victims of abuse.
Loyola Marymount University student and "Dreamer" Maria Carolina Gomez joins a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program outside the Edward Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (Caption amended by RNS)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
No matter what you think of people coming into the country illegally, one can hardly blame children brought by their parents.
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An interview with David Collins, S.J. about persecution and execution of witches.
FaithLast Take
Thomas J. Reese
It is time for the laity to speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the Gospel.