The Vatican Charasma’s reflections on his personal life “merit respect” but his planned demonstration days before the Synod on the Family is set to begin was “grave and irresponsible.”
(RNS) The high-level summit of bishops from around the world that Francis convenes of Sunday will spend most of the month arguing about how, and whether, the Catholic Church can change — and the fate of his papacy may rest on the outcome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Filial Appeal is one of a number of traditionalist groups holding meetings in Rome this week to voice their views. But for every such conference, another has organized by the opposite camp.
(RNS) For the pope, part of the church’s “pilgrim journey” involves walking together and praying for each other.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican now says the pope’s moment with the controversial Kentucky clerk was not a “real” meeting or “a form of support of her position.”
(RNS) During his U.S. trip, Pope Francis both praised and admonished bishops working to clean up the crisis of child sex abuse. In both cases, it was a calculated decision.
(RNS) Conservative Catholics often complain that Pope Francis, especially in his unscripted moments, sows confusion. Now, for a change, progressives are grappling with that frustration.
ATLANTA (RNS) Pope Francis and contemporary Roman Catholicism oppose the death penalty. This is a huge change from the past. How do religious traditions decide when doctrines should, or should not, be updated?