• New Dallas bishop voices support for immigrants, ‘Amoris’

    New Dallas bishop voices support for immigrants, ‘Amoris’

    • Dec 14, 2016

    Bishop Edward Burns, appointed December 13 as the new Bishop of Dallas, Texas, has pledged to commit the Church to solidarity with immigrants, and also expressed basic support for the pastoral approach to marriage and the family reflected in Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia.’

  • Vatican family czar says divorced/remarried not the heart of ‘Amoris’

    Vatican family czar says divorced/remarried not the heart of ‘Amoris’

    • Nov 25, 2016

    Cardinal Kevin Farrell says if the Church does things right, we’ll never get to the provisions of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ on divorce and remarriage. “Much more needs to be done by the conferences of bishops…instead of saying, ‘Oh, that’s a wonderful document, and let every bishop do what he wants to do,’ it’s got to become a priority issue. It would be as if it never happened,” he said.

  • Are some bishops in the Amoris debate still fighting the last war?

    Are some bishops in the Amoris debate still fighting the last war?

    • Nov 23, 2016

    If we’re to look at today’s debate in the Church over Pope Francis’s document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in purely political terms, a curious fact emerges: Both conservatives and liberals in the argument seem to be embracing a strategy not necessarily most conducive to their success.