- Apr 17, 2021
Catholic life would be easier, of course, without complexity – if we could reach satisfying snap judgments without having to slow down to ponder facts that don’t quite fit, and without having to make a truckload of distinctions before arriving at conclusions.
An interview with French journalist Nicolas Senèze on his new book chronicling the American resistance to the Francis papacy.
The press for a synod of the Italian Church is coming from the Primate of Italy himself, meaning the pope, and his closest allies.
What one might call the “weaponization” of clerical sexual abuse charges as part of the wars of culture in Catholicism is nothing new. Decisions to lodge such charges or to make them public, as well as whether people are inclined to believe or reject them, often are tied up with politics, try as reasonable souls might to remain objective.
At the one year mark, the saga of Theodore McCarrick is a mix of undeniable progress and unfinished business.
Just days after the former papal representative to the United States renewed his criticism of the pope, Pope Francis told around 100 apostolic nuncios that it is “irreconcilable” to have the job and criticize the pope “behind his back.”
During his homily inaugurating the gathering of papal envoys at the Vatican, Cardinal Parolin presented the “best credentials” for their role. While former nuncio and papal-accuser Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò was not in attendance, he wasn’t being silent.
For the third time since the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate, papal representatives stationed around the world will convene in Rome.