Francis' draft of curial reform fundamentally reimagines Vatican's role

Commentary: The proposed Praedicate Evangelium is far more successful in offering an alternative framework than it is in providing a comprehensive program of specific reforms.


Francis' correction of Sarah shows Vatican II is his 'sure compass'

If the pope's actions surprise us, it is because, five decades out, there remains a substantial gap between the council's reformist agenda and its concrete realization in the church.

Trinity: Loving relationship defines God's very being

Take and Read: Catherine Mowry LaCugna, along with her book God for Us, led me to rediscover the most "practical" doctrine of the Christian faith.


Francis wishes to release Vatican II's bold vision from captivity

Analysis: Pope Francis has received the council's teaching through his distinctive experiences as a Jesuit, a Latin American and, pre-eminently, as pastor.