Pope Francis enacts major canon law reforms
Concerns about attempted ordination of women, recording of confessions, and sacrilegious consecration of the Eucharistic species

The Vatican published Tuesday major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse.

Pope Francis introduced the

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The pope may not have time for Cardinal Zen, but Cardinal Zen has time for Jimmy Lai
Devout Catholics found guilty by Chinese Communists

The news was expected, but that did not make it any less wrenching: newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai, veteran democracy activist Martin Lee, and other brave defenders of human rights were convicted in Hong Kong on a slew

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