A Roman Observer: How you interpret Humanae Vitae is essential to understanding what Pope Francis "really meant" in his recent remarks on having children. He said so himself.
We say: Humanae Vitae has been a serious impediment to Catholic authority. It has created a disabling chasm between the hierarchy and the faithful.
Analysis: As Francis often does, he is shifting the focus from the "rules" to the principle behind the rules.
NCR Today: The climate crisis especially calls us all to look at contraception through a new lens.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis has shown how revolutionary he can be by upsetting the unwritten rules that guided clerical careerists.
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.
One erroneous news story has equaled thousands of dashed hopes on the part of animal lovers everywhere.
There is no evidence that Francis said "Paradise is open to all of God's creatures," as has been widely reported, nor was there was a boy mourning his dead dog.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Faith and Justice: If the Catholic church's legal procedures were followed in civil society, they would be condemned as contrary to due process.