VATICAN CITY (RNS) A few conservatives are exulting, others are despairing, and some liberals are dismayed that they seemed to get little from the three-week synod. But reformers here are quietly satisfied with the result, saying the Catholic Church has turned a corner.
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David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) After three momentous weeks, a divided gathering of global bishops reached a compromise that also gives Pope Francis room to pursue his reform agenda.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Words create worlds,” as one archbishop put it, and if bishops pushing for new language on remarried Catholics and gays and lesbians carry the day it could reshape the church’s approach.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Mark Coleridge can tell you how frustrating it is to find a working printer in the Vatican, and who is wining and dining and snoring and boring. But there’s a deeper goal behind his chatty posts.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday categorically denied a story from an Italian newspaper that Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, calling the report “unfounded” and “seriously irresponsible.”
ROME (RNS) The American bishops taking part in a Vatican summit on family life stay at a huge seminary built on a hill overlooking St. Peter’s Basilica. But given the latest round of public sniping, it may not be big enough.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) But even as leaders of this young and dynamic church wield newfound influence, there are questions about whether their contributions can help the synod reach an elusive agreement this week.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Philadelphia’s Chaput said “anxieties are running high” among conservatives, while Chicago’s Cupich, a reform-minded delegate, said hard-liners need to be like Francis and chill out.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) There are growing signs of exasperation with the pressure tactics of the traditionalists. But in the end, their arguments may trump any annoyance.