French bishops to create a national canonical criminal court

The Catholic bishops of France have decided to create an "interdiocesan canonical criminal court" on a national scale. The project is seen as part of the overall response to the crime of the sexual abuse of minors.

Commentary

The cultural disarmament of progressive Catholic bishops

Commentary: Conservative bishops and their allies, especially in the United States, continue to overshadow their more progressive confreres in putting forth a vision for the Catholic Church.

Coffee and catechism

A coffee farmer in the Mexican state of Chiapas follows in the footsteps of his deacon-father by teaching Sunday catechism classes in his mountain village.

A failed transfer of leadership at the Monastery of Bose

Recent events at the ecumenical community of Bose in northern Italy illustrate the difficulty of passing the torch to the next generation in communities born in the wake of Vatican II.