For decades, many liberation theologians globally have lived with a looming possibility: A letter could arrive from the Vatican contesting their work.
Pope Francis has placed reform of the Vatican as a top priority of his papacy. Whether or not he will succeed remains to be seen.
Morning Briefing: Boy Scout troops kicked out of church; North Korea found guilty of crimes against humanity; Pope Francis meets with cardinals.
Faith and Justice: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been publicly criticized as of late, something unthinkable under the last two papacies.
Reports from bishops' conferences in Germany and Switzerland show a divergence between what the church teaches on marriage, sexuality and family life and what Catholics personally believe.
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: Trying to impose order on chaos, I'd like to suggest that recent developments on the Vatican beat are noteworthy because they illustrate truisms about Catholic life.
Violence is the "greatest corruption of religion" while belief in a single God is the "principle and source of love between human beings," says a new study by Vatican theologians.
Officials in Germany defended the plans to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, saying they have the pope's endorsement.