A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' recent statements reveal that he believes there is a serious lack of quality among Catholic priests and bishops.
A Roman Observer
A Roman Observer – A talk by Pope Francis and news of seminarians moving into new digs raises questions about priestly formation.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis says he does not like to fire people. But it looks like he could be running out of patience with Cardinal Robert Sarah.
A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.
A Roman Observer: Unlike predecessors, Pope Francis has not utilized the CDF prefect or his department, but is he making any moves to ensure a legacy that cannot be undone?
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis must move more quickly to make structural and juridical changes that cannot be easily undone by his successors.
A Roman Observer: There exists a serious challenge to Pope Francis' clear vision of Christian discipleship and servant-leadership.
A Roman Observer: Christians are abandoning their churches and faith. Why? Our Christian “story” makes less and less sense to people of our time.
A Roman Observer: In year four of this pontificate many hope that Pope Francis starts making some substantial structural changes that are unassailable.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' mission includes restoring peace to troubled consciences, broken relationships, hurting families, ideologically divided societies and fractured communities -- especially those within the church.