The document from the International Theological Commission, " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church," takes a long overdue look at what this sense of the faith is for the individual and for the larger church. Some of the insights of the nine theologian writers are most encouraging for progressive Catholics; others, not so much.
The St. Louis Catholic Worker published its quarterly journal, The Round Table. The issue theme was “Dismantling Sexism.” It’s a great issue – and it’s more comforting than demanding.
As the world's bishops prepare for the October synod, they face one question: How much should the experiences and opinions of lay Catholics influence their discussions?
The public scolding Cardinal Gerhard Müller delivered in April to LCWR really disturbed many Catholics. It was so obviously out of sync with Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, discernment and respect when discussing faith matters.
When a large portion of Catholics ignore or reject a church teaching, it is often a sign that social and cultural pressures are weakening their faith, the document says.
"We perceive you to be promoting an entirely different way of dealing with matters of concern within the church," the priests told Pope Francis.
We say: Francis, Catholics across our nation are knocking at your door on behalf of these faithful, Christ-centered women who continued to be maligned by the Vatican.
Are American nuns paying for the sins of a Jesuit priest who died in the 1950s?
It might seem that way, given the ongoing showdown between doctrinal hard-liners in the Vatican and leaders representing more than 40,000 U.S. sisters, with one of Rome's chief complaints being the nuns' continuing embrace of the notion of "conscious evolution."
Three months after he gave 19 new cardinals their red hats, Pope Francis gave new responsibilities to the 16 who are under the age of 80.
In November, I gave a talk about Pope Francis at the Call to Action conference, and every story, every quote I gave about him was greeted with smiles, cheers and laughter. It was something like a papal pep rally.