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As nearly 10,000 scholars of religion and the Bible shuttled among 300 sessions at a conference here last weekend, Donald Trump dominated the agenda.
At a conference on considering how to implement the 2016 document Amoris Laetitia, Fr. Antonio Spadaro said Pope Francis thinks the church can't issue general rules that apply to whole categories of people.
Co-host Cardinal Blase Cupich says Pope Francis is asking the church to see families as a "privileged place that we are graced to be a part of," where God is alive and at work in the world.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.