Q and A: Capuchin Fr. Thomas Weinandy, head of the Secretariat for Doctrine, said while his job description requires his successor be a priest, a layperson could do just as well.
"We are not free to invent the priesthood according to our own customs, according to our own expectations," says Fr. Wojciech Giertych.
The role and function of the magisterium continue to be a source of controversy in many corners of the Catholic church today.
The head of the bishops' office tasked with upholding church teaching will leave his post at the bishops' Secretariat of Doctrine.
Essay: Thomas Merton's prophetic and contemplative stance against white racism has yet to be understood, much less practiced.
Editorial: In a recent letter to mothers of priests, one cardinal went on too long, including treacly pieties and strange contortions of gender and familial relations.
The Benedictine abbot says the nomination process should include local input, and he wants bishops and theologians to join him in the press for change.
U.S. Catholic college presidents and local bishops have experienced greater collaboration in the last decade, according to a review of a 2001 Vatican document.
After our editorial calling for women's ordination, readers asked us for more information on the history of women leaders in the early church. Here's our first installment.
The Harvard Theological Review is postponing publication of an article on the papyrus fragment in which Jesus seems to refer to his wife.