- Feb 23, 2020
After two synods on the family and a papal document, the Vatican is getting concrete by launching a new “International Observatory on the Family.”
When British author Stephen Walford released a book in August defending the pope’s 2016 apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ he scored what few Catholic authors could only dream of: A personal preface by Pope Francis himself.
Many controversial topics were discussed at this Synod of Bishops, but ‘Amoris Laetitia’ wasn’t among them. It’s not because people have forgotten, but perhaps because they needed a bit of a break.
German Cardinal Walter Kasper received the “Civitas Dei” medal from Villanova University on Thursday in a Rome ceremony.
After the first round of voting in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops, it’s become clear that this is Pope Francis’s event — his people, his rules, his approach.
In George Weigel’s latest book, he’s not reflecting on the Pope Francis era, but the entire global situation over the last quarter-century.