Archbishop Cupich offers full-throated support for new procedures to hold bishops accountable for handling clergy sex abuse.
Santorum has company - he is not the only member of GOP voicing reservations about Pope Francis.
Pope Francis' General Audience address focuses on something that really, really needs to be added to the conversation in advance of the Synod - the importance of the extended family, and caring for elderly parents. So much of the discussion has been on the definition of the nuclear family, but maybe one of the reasons the marriage culture has declined is because the extended family culture declined before it.
Bill Bole, at TheoPol, provides a very thoughtful curtain raiser for the encyclical on the environment.