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  • 2014: The year in review in Catholicism

    Debate, diplomacy, and dynamism: 2014 was a headline-generating year for Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. The pope encouraged open debate about controversial topics, stepped up his diplomatic game on the world stage, and continued to shape the Church in his unpredictable yet wholly entertaining style. The Synod of Bishops

  • American nuns on Vatican report: It's great, but what's next?

    Though welcoming the gentle tone of a long-anticipated Vatican report on the state of US nuns, some Catholic sisters expressed frustration with the six-year-long process, and said healing won’t come until a separate process investigating a liberal umbrella group is completed. Sister Louise Gallahue, head of the Daughters of Charity

  • US nuns, Vatican officials pledge ‘dialogue and communion’

    ROME — Three American nuns and the Vatican’s top officials for religious life presented a long-awaited report on Tuesday ending a controversial investigation of women’s orders in the United States, with both parties stressing the document’s invitation to “dialogue and communion.” Sister Sharon Holland, president of the Leadership Conference of

  • Vatican probe ends with an olive branch for American nuns

    An unprecedented and highly controversial Vatican investigation of every community of Catholic sisters in the United States that began with criticism of nuns as having a “secular mentality” ended Tuesday with a report full of praise, and without any disciplinary measures or new controls. The result likely will be seen

  • Deal with it: Francis is the pope

    British writer and veteran Catholic professional Austen Ivereigh has a terrific new book out called The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. Among other things, he’s masterful in explaining how navigating the ideologically charged period of Argentina’s “Dirty War” prepared the pontiff to try to hold

  • A primer for the looming Vatican report on American nuns

    A long-awaited Vatican report on women’s religious life in the United States is set for release on Dec. 16, and on Tuesday the Vatican announced a press conference will be held that day to present the document. (Crux has an advance copy of the report and will start its coverage


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