(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) — The pope emeritus' comments on sexual revolution are part of his campaign against theologians who, in his view, opened the floodgates to all sorts of sexual sins.
(RNS) — As the Catholic sexual abuse crisis has rolled on, the demand that the bishops be held accountable has become the focus of inquiries from the Vatican to attorney general offices across the U.S.
(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) — The real work of reconciliation will begin when the bishops go home and start to hold each other accountable about what they are doing to protect children.
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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ goals for this week’s meeting on sex abuse have become clear: Win back the trust of the Catholic people by focusing on the victims of abuse.
(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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, refutes Archbishop Carlo Vigano's claim that Pope Francis released ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict.
(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) — The Vatican's new document on economic ethics, 'Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones,' gives theological backing to Pope Francis’ views on the economy, one of the major themes of his papacy. Too bad it's so badly written its timely and important message may not get read.
Over its 2,000-year history, the Catholic liturgy has constantly changed in response to new situations and cultures. Like the software we all use, it must continue to be updated and adjusted to the people and cultures of today.
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