ROME: The Knights of Malta refuse cooperation with a papal investigation into its decision to fire one of its senior leaders, claiming the inquiry has "legal irrelevance."
NCR Today: Moving forward on married priests does not mean that the quest for female priests should not continue. But ending the mandatory celibacy rule is also critical.
NCR Today: Cardinal Gerhard Müller expressed disagreement with four cardinals who questioned Amoris Laetitia, saying the document is fully in line with church teaching.
ROME: In an annual "State of the World" speech, Pope Francis says "homicidal madness" of terrorism is caused by both spiritual and social poverty.
The Magi reflect "all those who in their lives have let their hearts be anesthetized," the pope said Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
Pope Francis Jan. 4 general audience: When people are hurting, "it is necessary to share in their desperation. In order to dry the tears from the face of those who suffer, we must join our weeping with theirs. This is the only way our words may truly be able to offer a bit of hope," Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis' letter on feast of the Holy Innocents: Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, Pope Francis told the world's bishops.
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis has made some important changes, but he needs to take further action regarding the Vatican's finances, communications office, papal court, and overall synodality.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis knows that only with the heart of the Gospel, God's mercy, can the church find new life, and the Jubilee Year got the message out.