The abuse crisis and the elusive horizon of a repenting church

The Catholic Church enjoyed a bit of a renewed honeymoon with the global media after the May 21st announcement of the "synodal process 2021–2023." But the love fest lasted only about a week.

Vatican helps get water to hospitals in the 'Global South'

The Vatican's program is called "WASH" and is being carried out in 23 developing countries. The goal is to identify all the problems that Catholic-run health centers face in accessing water.


With new synodal process, Francis creates an insurance policy for reforms

Commentary: This global synodal process is not only ambitious, it is also risky because of its different phases — local, national/continental and central — that will highlight the radical differences in local churches.

Catholic women step into the pulpit in Germany

For the second consecutive year, a nationwide "Preacher's Day" in Germany pushes for Catholic women to be allowed to give homilies during Mass.