Faith and Justice: Pope Francis has shown how revolutionary he can be by upsetting the unwritten rules that guided clerical careerists.
John Paul II
A commission of theologians has reportedly declared that Oscar Romero died as a martyr for the faith, a pivotal step toward sainthood.
A Roman Observer: We now know who will be joining the College of Cardinals next month. But why were these men chosen over others?
The creation of new cardinals may determine whether the papacy of Pope Francis is a flash in the pan or a turning point in history.
The man who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II was expelled from Italy after paying a visit to the pope's tomb.
Book review: Inside the Jesuits isn't about how the church has changed; it is about how the church might change with a Jesuit at the helm.
Two news items this week pointed to the arduousness of Pope Francis' efforts to reform the central administrative organs of the Holy See. Pope Francis and other Vatican officials met with officials from the Dominican Republic to discuss the ongoing investigation of Joseph Wesolowski, the former archbishop and nuncio to the Dominican Republic who was defrocked earlier this year on charges of sex abuse of minors.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' transfer of Cardinal Raymond Burke has intensified yet more irresponsible talk of schism within the Catholic church.
Faith and Justice: During the synod, the bishops struggled to find a way that the church could be a loving mother while still being a clear teacher
All wars begin in the human heart -- a heart that is jealous and bitter and tears apart communities through misunderstandings and marginalization, Pope Francis said.