A Roman Observer: Pope Francis must move more quickly to make structural and juridical changes that cannot be easily undone by his successors.
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Faith and Justice: If the Vatican with a clear conscience can invite speakers holding views contrary to church teaching, why can't Catholic colleges?
Take and Read: Karl Rahner exemplified how one could be a believing Catholic while also having a questioning intellect.
NCR Today: Pope Francis met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, the leader of a traditionalist group that has been separated from the wider church for decades.
A Roman Observer: In year four of this pontificate many hope that Pope Francis starts making some substantial structural changes that are unassailable.
Third Anniversary of Election: Catholic conservatives are worried Pope Francis is quietly unraveling the legacy of his predecessors.
Fr. Hans Küng: This request is made "not in order to destroy but to build up the church."
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
NCR Today: An alliance of twelve Catholic reform groups called upon the Swiss bishops' conference to reaffirm the Swiss church's commitment to the Second Vatican Council.
Faith and Justice: I have some sympathy with what conservatives are experiencing today because I went through a similar experience in the late 1960s.