The creation of new cardinals may determine whether the papacy of Pope Francis is a flash in the pan or a turning point in history.
Faith and Justice
Faith and Justice: The Vatican's report on the sisters and its role in repairing relations between the U.S. and Cuba overshadowed a third diplomatic milestone.
Faith and Justice: "It wasn't all Muslims against all Christians in the country. ... This is not, in fact, a religious war."
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' planned reform of the Curia continues to roll along. Potentially up next? The creation of a new congregation just for the laity.
Faith and Justice: If the Catholic church's legal procedures were followed in civil society, they would be condemned as contrary to due process.
Faith and Justice: The meeting fits in well with Pope Francis' desire to have a conversation in the church about family in preparation for the next Synod of Bishops.
Faith and Justice: The pope has caught the imagination of the world. But most of the bishops' meeting was devoted to mind-numbing housekeeping actions and reports.
Faith and Justice: The political atmosphere in Washington has been very toxic of late, probably more toxic than at any time since World War II.
Faith and Justice: During the synod, the bishops struggled to find a way that the church could be a loving mother while still being a clear teacher
Faith and Justice: Now that the synod process has moved to the local level, will the bishops emulate Francis and encourage open discussion in their dioceses?