(RNS) Cardinal Donald Wuerl just turned 75 and submitted his resignation to Pope Francis. But don’t wave goodbye yet — Wuerl is too valuable to the pontiff, and to the future of the “Francis effect.”
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ROME (RNS) “The frame of reference is now going to be: ‘What does the gospel really say here?’” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl in a Q&A summing up the momentous Vatican synod that just concluded.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) It is time for the Catholic Church in America to restore Thomas Merton to his rightful place as an exemplar of Catholic faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Before Pope Francis even landed, fans gathered at watch parties awaiting his arrival or declaring their support of some of his favorite issues.
(RNS) But politics aren’t forgotten. Top Catholic leaders are briefing Congress and the White House on Pope Francis’ moral frame of reference for confronting climate change.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The stunning demotion may remake Burke into St. Raymond the Martyr, the patron saint of Catholic conservatives.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In what looked like strenuous damage control, the Vatican’s chief spokesman told a packed media conference Tuesday that this was a “working document, not a final document.”