NCR Today: I was stunned to read on Religion News Service about the semi-official Vatican newspaper publishing essays saying women should preach at Mass and had several reactions simultaneously.
The Catholic church is intensely anticipating what Pope Francis will say about Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics in an upcoming key document.
Speaking out against exploitation and unfair wages for workers, Pope Francis told benefactors to forget about donating money to the church if their earnings came from mistreating others.
A series of essays in the semi-official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, is urging the Catholic church to allow women to preach from the pulpit at Mass.
Even during bombings, Vatican ambassadors stay put, risking their lives while working to end what Pope Francis has termed a "piecemeal" World War III, said Archbishop Gallagher.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis is known for preaching the compassion and mercy of God, but he can be pretty tough on priests and bishops.
Distinctly Catholic: Francis isn't a socialist, but a radical Christian who takes Jesus Christ's command to exclude no one and put the poor first seriously.