The quiet revolution of German Catholics

The Synodal Path is an effort to bring about serious ecclesial reform in light of the clergy sex abuse crisis, but some Catholics in Bavaria wonder if the church in Germany can survive.

Vatican wants boarding schools run by Heralds of the Gospel to be closed

The Holy See instructed the Heralds of the Gospel to close the boarding schools the order operates in Brazil. The Vatican's aim is to protect the students from the high risk of psychological and sexual violence.


A radical shift away from a church with inflexible laws

Root and Branch Inclusive Synod is a lay-led initiative aiming to re-define ministry by restating that a clerical hierarchy that claims a monopoly of judgment is counter to the teaching of the Gospels.

African feminist reflects on 'Fratelli Tutti' in Vatican paper

L'Osservatore Romano has published a very personal reflection on Pope Francis' encyclical Fratelli Tutti by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a self-described feminist writer from Nigeria who has become one the world's most prominent young Anglophone authors.