Just Catholic: Early church fathers preferred asceticism but wrote that married households are the basis of Christian community.
Synod, Day 2: Italian archbishop: Discussion over communion for divorce and remarriage still "open;" Canadian: There are "differences of opinion."
Argentina was experiencing an economic crisis, immigration influx, and devolution of religious affiliation before Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis -- but what's going on with Catholics in Argentina today?
A synod prelate has expressed concern that church leaders discussing family life issues may be limited in their understanding of those issues because of their celibate lifestyles.
Editorial: While Pope Francis advocates for a church with open doors, one door remains shut. On women's ordination, Francis says, "That door is closed."
The Synod of Bishops opens in Rome Oct. 4 -- bringing together cardinals and bishops, lay and religious advisers, and consultors to discuss pressing issues around family life.
Analysis: The papal mis-messaging of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raises some key questions.
Commentary: Francis could do something meaningful about child sexual abuse — change canon law by abolishing the pontifical secret over allegations of the sexual abuse of children by clergy and religious.