(RNS) — Francis appears to have feared splitting the church over the question of celibacy.
(RNS) — Gifts that Theodore McCarrick made to Vatican officials raise questions about whether the donations were buying access or protection.
(RNS) — Well-liked and respected at home, the bright and pastorally minded archbishop of Manila has all of the attributes prized by Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On his flight back from a weeklong trip to Africa, Pope Francis answered critics of his papacy, saying that although he hopes for dialogue he’s not afraid of a schism.
(RNS) — After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
(RNS) — The appointment of women to the congregation is important because so far, progressive women have not been pleased with the pope's handling of women’s issues.
(RNS) — The Catholic hierarchy needs to take a few pointers from how modern corporations manage their staffs and push their products.
(RNS) — Six years after Pope Francis was elected, his proposals to reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia are ready to be released. Will they satisfy the critics of the Curia?
(RNS) — Pope Francis' strength is as a pastor who calls people to conversion. He does not think like an administrator, one who establishes policies and structures to ensure things are done properly.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — How to deal with bishops' abuse or negligence is the biggest problem ahead for the Vatican conference on clergy sexual abuse meeting in Rome this week.
(RNS) — Roman Catholic bishops have been put on notice the purpose of their upcoming meeting to discuss clergy sexual abuse is not to debate whether there is a crisis or how serious it is.
(RNS) — No proponent of transparency while U.S. nuncio, Archbishop Vigano now paints himself a born-again defender of the abused. The Vatican's only credible response is to say what it knew and when.
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
(RNS) As the pontiff marks the fourth anniversary of his election, reports of plotting in the Vatican and a 'civil war' in the Catholic Church are rampant. But a reality check suggests a different story.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Gerhard Mueller's remarks may only inflame a controversy that is complicating the pontiff's efforts to fight clergy sex abuse.