- Feb 24, 2020
What makes a politician “Catholic” is not party affiliation, but dedication to promoting the common good, particularly through listening to and empowering people who often are overlooked, Pope Francis said.
From Pope Francis on down, many are calling for more women in power in the Vatican. But one might as well ask, where are the laymen?
The Catholic Church in Latin America must recognize and appreciate the role of women and end the practice of using them solely as submissive laborers in the parish, said members of a pontifical commission.
A prominent Catholic commentator in South Africa says it’s “incredible” the Vatican does not have a Pontifical Commission for Africa, as it does for Latin America.
This weekend, 15 cardinals and 120 bishops, along with heads of religious orders, rectors of sanctuaries and universities, and some 400 priests and lay people, will gather in the Colombian capital of Bogotá for event focused on Pope Francis’ special jubilee Year of Mercy.