- Jan 22, 2020
When Pope Francis goes to Japan, there won’t be any talk of a showdown between the Vatican and a rebellious local church — and that alone is striking.
French-speaking Canadians will begin using a new translation of the Our Father Dec. 2.
A May 3 summit between German prelates and Vatican officials on the issue of intercommunion neatly captures three grand ironies about the state of things in 21st century Catholicism.
Pope Francis on Saturday approved a new feast for Mary as the Mother of the Church, to be celebrated the Monday after Pentecost.
In several different ways, Pope Francis appears to be shaping a less “Vatican-centric” version of Catholicism.
A former executive director of the U.S. bishops’ department on liturgy said Monday that by taking primary control over the translation of liturgical texts away from the Vatican and restoring it to local bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis is doing more than settling historical scores from two decades ago. He is trying to “integrate” the Church’s experience since Vatican II “and really balance everything.”