Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")
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Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin, one of 17 prelates selected by Pope Francis to join the church's elite College of Cardinals, spoke to NCR Tuesday.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. Capovilla was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.
NCR Editorial: The Vatican accountants appear to be doing a better job managing the Holy See's finances, but we need to start seeing results: prosecutions, convictions and confiscations.
Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien will no longer exercise the role of a cardinal, including by serving as a papal adviser and as an elector of a new pope.
The intensity of the opposition to Pope Francis' reform raises a basic question at the pope's two-year anniversary: Can his reform campaign outlast his papacy?
Cardinal-designate Arlindo Gomes Furtado's diocese is part of an archipelago 400 miles off the coast of West Africa.
The cardinal-designate spoke about the situations faced by people in his country, the changing dynamic of the College of Cardinals and how Francis is "reviving" the church.