The Francis Chronicles: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith should also look at ways to collaborate with a new papal advisory commission on abuse, the pope said.
All Things Catholic: When Pope Francis says he wants a greater role for women, his ideas seem to have little to do with office-holding of any sort.
John Allen in Rome: Pope Francis has replaced a cardinal who headed the financial watchdog agency launched under Benedict XVI with a bishop associated with reform.
As the Legionaries of Christ continue trying to chart a new course, there are signs the order is far from unanimous about what that course should look like.
We say: The Legion of Christ has been an agency of almost unimaginable fraud, and that should be reason enough for civil authorities to pursue a criminal investigation.
American conductor Sir Gilbert Levine will conduct an orchestra and two choirs in a May 5 concert in Washington to celebrate the canonizations of two popes, Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.
Levine is often called "the pope's maestro" because of his nearly two-decade friendship with Blessed John Paul.
Titled "Peace through Music 'In Our Age,' " the concert at Constitution Hall will be presented on PBS and televised throughout the world. It will be offered a week after Pope Francis canonizes the former popes during an April 27 Mass at the Vatican.
All Things Catholic: Geneva was the setting for a riveting bit of theater as two Vatican heavyweights sat before a panel to field questions about the sex abuse scandals.
Pope Francis replaced four cardinals serving on a five-person commission overseeing the Vatican bank.
Noted author James Carroll has written a comprehensive article in The New Yorker on the Francis papacy. I would strongly recommend the article as required reading for those who closely follow the workings of the church. Carroll covers both the life of Francis prior to his elevation to the papacy as well as his activities during his first months as pope.
Pope Francis so far has been mostly mum on the topic of abortion, choosing instead to center the issue around the bigger picture of social justice.