Q and A: The "central point" of dialogue between sisters and the Vatican must be upholding church doctrine, says Cardinal João Braz de Aviz.
A former official at the Vatican office responsible for reaching out to Catholic priests in schism with the church over the Second Vatican Council has been returned to the post, less than a year after being moved away.
Guido Pozzo, a curial official who was made an archbishop in the interim period, is once again the secretary for the pontifical commission "Ecclesia Dei."
The commission, a part of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is primarily responsible for reaching out to members of the Society of St. Pius X.
Less than a month after Pope Francis updated the Vatican's criminal code, Pope Francis issued new rules Thursday broadening Vatican City finance laws.
In a few short months, Pope Francis has upended the dynamic that favored church hard-liners and traditionalists, stressing social justice issues dear to progressives.
Q and A: Cardinal João Braz de Aviz in May called for of cooperation and equality between the Vatican and Catholic sisters.
When he's riding in the popemobile, Pope Francis uses his hands not just to bless people. He uses them to catch things.
NCR Today: Pope Francis "has a heartfelt and meditative style, like one who is in contact with mystery, a style that we Jesuits are used to," the head of the order said.
Pope Francis' order restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass in communities of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate addresses problems within the religious order.
Pope Francis denounced consumerism as a poison that threatens true happiness, which comes from membership in the church.
The pope made his remarks Sunday before praying the Angelus with a noontime crowd in St. Peter's Square.
"The encounter with the living Jesus, in the great family that is the church, fills the heart with joy, because it fills it with true life, a profound goodness that does not pass away or decay," he said.
It's a good time to stand back and ask a few big-picture questions about Pope Francis' papacy and where it goes from here.