A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' recent statements reveal that he believes there is a serious lack of quality among Catholic priests and bishops.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.
As Pope Francis prepares for a Sept. 30-Oct. 2 visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, experts hope the trip might help strengthen relations between the Roman Catholic and Georgian Orthodox churches.
NCR Today: "We do not have the power to condemn a brother that errs, we are not above him," Pope Francis said in his weekly audience Wednesday.
The pope and other religious leaders marked the 30th anniversary of the first interreligious meeting and prayer for peace organized by St. John Paul II in 1986.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told a group of recently appointed bishops not to be whiners who promote their own "vain crusades."
Francis Chronicles: Francis spent time on his latest Mercy Friday with ailing newborns and the dying in spotlighting the importance of life at all stages.
Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.
A new Vatican ruling: performing or helping procure an abortion or attempting suicide is an obstacle to ordination, even if the man was not Catholic when the events occurred.