"People call me 'the enemy of the pope' and so forth. I have never been and I am not presently the enemy of the pope," says Cardinal Raymond Burke.
Second Vatican Council
Viewpoint: Give qualified laypersons real authority to lead faith communities. This could shift emphasis of pastoral leadership towards preaching the kingdom.
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly criticized the absence of Irish bishops at the funeral mass of Marist Fr. Sean Fagan, who was censured by the Vatican in 2008.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx also told NCR that Pope Francis' Vatican reforms depend on "a new relationship between lay people and clerics, that is clear."
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
Viewpoint: Couldn't Catholic America come up with programming that deals with the challenges of Pope Francis, programming that appeals beyond nostalgia and intellectual isolation?
Essay: My vocation was not to be a Maryknoll missionary or a monk, but something else.
Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan, one of the most influential voices in shaping Catholic thinking about war and peace during the past century, died April 30.
Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis departs from recent pastoral practice, asking clergy to embrace God's grace at work in difficult and unconventional situations families face.
Appreciation: These two priests were astonishingly gifted leaders who transformed the wider American church from the perch of their beloved Notre Dame.