NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.
Pope Francis confirmed the top leadership of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and named among its new members Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Byzantine Archbishop William Skurla of Pittsburgh.
The Vatican announced Wednesday that the pope confirmed Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect and Archbishop Cyril Vasil as secretary of the congregation, which assists the Eastern Catholic churches throughout the world and the Latin-rite Catholic dioceses of the Middle East.
All Things Catholic: Geneva was the setting for a riveting bit of theater as two Vatican heavyweights sat before a panel to field questions about the sex abuse scandals.
All Things Catholic: There is a growing migration of priests and religious from the "global south" to the north. What can the church do about it?