Faith and Justice: There is little beautiful or inspiring in the new instrumentum laboris. If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
Grace on the Margins: How can women achieve true empowerment when their religious leaders declare that it is God's plan that women are not entitled to equal spiritual authority?
The Vatican is investigating Fr. Michael Amaladoss for allegedly espousing unorthodox beliefs, raising questions about whether Pope Francis is moving the church in a new direction.
Book excerpt: Author and Jesuit Gerald O'Collins in On the Left Bank of the Tiber discusses life as a theologian living in Rome.
Faith and Justice: The temptation with popes is to see them as all bad or all good. Nothing is that simple, especially human beings.
Retired German Cardinal Walter Kasper, a theologian who has been searching for a new pastoral approach to divorced and remarried Catholics for more than 20 years, was scheduled to address the Feb. 20-21 meeting of the College of Cardinals in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Pope Francis has said that the situation of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics will be one of the key topics of discussion at the extraordinary synod he has scheduled for Oct. 5-19.
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.
Distinctly Catholic: History will be kinder to Pope Benedict than most contemporary assessments. He was like a man from a different place and time.
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.