Comparing notes from recent Vatican statements, it is hard to decipher whether the Vatican's call for consultation is unprecedented or something that's happened for decades.
The sexual abuse crisis hopefully will "help us become more humble, less arrogant and bossy in our ministry," Bishop Charles Scicluna told the Canon Law Society of America.
Anyone who's familiar with the arduous, years-long process of getting English-language liturgical texts into use might be a bit surprised to learn that there is no comparable system for single-source Spanish translations of missals and other liturgical books.
Longtime church historian Jesuit Fr. John O'Malley said he sees potential for church reform, even if it's just from the new tone and message coming from Rome.
The Vatican's highest doctrinal official on Tuesday reaffirmed church teaching barring divorced and remarried Catholics from the sacrament without an annulment of their first sacramental marriage.
Publisher's column: Will a church groomed by compassion and mercy be the church of our future? Will our church be guided by the lives and needs of marginalized people?
A report criticizing the nation's largest society of Catholic theologians for sometimes exclusing members with conservative views has caused the group to commit itself to greater inclusivity.
Viewpoint: Convened by Fr. Helmut Schüller, the group met in Austria to explore common problems found internationally in the church.
Archbishop Piero Marini, a Vatican official, recalls watching bishops pour out of the Vatican hall where they gathered 50 years ago to bring change to the Catholic church.
Sulpician Fr. James McKearney was forced to resign as rector and president of St. Patrick Seminary and University for reasons that are still unclear.