Pope Francis held an hour-long press conference on the flight from Mongolia to Rome on Sept. 4, answering questions related to his visit in Mongolia, China-Vatican relations and the yet unfulfilled mission of Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to Beijing….
Many years ago – it must have been late 2008 or 2009, because it was in the wake of the “great recession” – I remember hearing a clinical psychologist share his reflections on the NPR Morning Edition program, “A Listener’s
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, opened the public session of the bishops’ June meeting with an address on synodality. Two years after Pope Francis inaugurated the global process for the synod on
Pope Francis has had a profound impact on the Diocese of San Diego. In 2015, he named its leader, Bishop Robert McElroy, and seven years later elevated him to a cardinal. The pope’s initiatives aim to build a listening
Another month, another papal interview, another spate of confusion. In a lengthy session with the Associated Press, Pope Francis made a series of puzzling and/or misleading statements about topics including homosexuality, priestly abuse, the Vatican’s policy toward China, and papal
Retired Archbishop Charles Chaput, the former archbishop of Philadelphia and Denver, lamented that within the Catholic Church currently no one can fill the places of the late Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal George Pell. “Their absence is
Since the beginning of Lent, 2022 the cardinals who will elect the future pope have been passing this memorandum around. Its author, who goes by the name of Demos, “people” in Greek, is unknown, but shows himself a thorough master
When Belgium’s Catholic bishops meet him for their required visit on Nov. 21-26, Pope Francis will have the chance to either reaffirm or negate Catholic doctrine concerning one of civilization’s most contentious issues: same-sex marriage.
Pope Francis Sunday announced that his ongoing Synod of Bishops on Synodality will be extended for an additional year, to allow, as he put it, more time for discernment and a greater understanding of the concept