- Feb 24, 2020
In an address at the University of Notre Dame on Monday, Bishop Robert Barron considered how the Church can reach “the nones” and young people in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops.
In an address on Wednesday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ offers great wisdom, but the controversies over it have “obscured much of the good in the document.” Chaput’s remarks came at the third annual National Assembly of Filipino Priests in Houston, Texas.
During a week in which the U.S. bishops issued a statement expressing their loyalty to Pope Francis and encouraging greater charity in dialogue, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States delivered a lecture at the Catholic University of America praising the pope’s “spirituality of synodality and discernment” and argued for greater unity in the Church.
In the opening lecture for Georgetown University’s Sacred Lecture Series, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington defended Pope Francis’s efforts to decentralize Church governance, his approach to synodality, and ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
Although Blessed Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis represent different personality types, the parallels in their papacies are striking — including, at times, the way their moderate approach sometimes leaves activists on both sides of Catholic debates unhappy.
31. The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church. Countless studies have been made of marriage and the family, their current problems and challenges. We do well to focus on concrete realities, since “the call and the demands of the