- Jan 25, 2020
A remarkable joint retreat this week hosted by the pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury proves that relations between the two churches are alive and well.
Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI established personal ordinariates for Catholics coming from the Anglican tradition, the Vatican has issued a slightly updated set of norms governing them.
At the level of style, Pope Francis is obviously a somewhat jarring contrast with his predecessor, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Francis generally comes off as a warm Latin populist, Benedict more a cool German intellectual. Leaders, however, promote either continuity or rupture not primarily at the level of style but
Pope Francis has given a group of breakaway North American Anglicans who joined the Catholic Church en masse a new leader, naming the first bishop to lead the small but growing movement within US Catholicism. The Rev. Steven Lopes, a San Francisco priest who has worked in the Vatican’s Congregation for