All Things Catholic: In diplomatic circles, relatively small matters of substance sometimes can blow up into major questions of symbolism.
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All Things Catholic: Now out of leadership, Dolan used his final address as USCCB president to emphasize "the most urgent Christian story of our time," Allen writes.
All Things Catholic: A Synod of Bishops, of all things, has emerged as a sexy news story this week. That's proof of how Pope Francis has captured global interest.
All Things Catholic: Ecclesiastical infighting has emerged in the church, and Catholics must take care not to galvanize a new Catholic moment.
All Things Catholic: Although Ken Hackett doesn't have experience as a diplomat, it's almost impossible to name a corner of the world where he hasn't gotten mud on his boots.
All Things Catholic: Over the centuries, the first tremors of earthquakes in Catholicism often have been felt in Germany. These days, the country is worth a look.
All Things Catholic: Although Pope Francis remains a smash hit overall, he's also got a budding "older son" problem.
All Things Catholic: In 20 years of covering the Vatican, I'd be hard-pressed to recall many weeks with more breaking news than this week.
All Things Catholic: One surprising twist to Francis' papacy is that it seems to be shaping up as a golden age for Vatican diplomats.
Having spent the early part of this week in Australia and New Zealand, I'm arriving today in Rome, where the buzz is about Pope Francis' blockbuster interview with 16 Jesuit publications around the world, including America magazine in the United States, in which he pointedly rejects a church of what he calls "small-minded rules."