The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
Reading 'Amoris Laetitia': Couples married and planning to marry should start with Chapter 4; Moral theologians start with Chapter 8.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
A Roman Observer: Christians are abandoning their churches and faith. Why? Our Christian “story” makes less and less sense to people of our time.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Mark Doherty says clericalism is no more present among today's younger clergy than it is among clergy of the baby-boomer generation.
The Auschwitz memorial and museum is setting aside July 20-28 and Aug. 1-3 exclusively for World Youth Day pilgrims who want to tour the former Nazi death camp.
Fr. Hans Küng: This request is made "not in order to destroy but to build up the church."
The Field Hospital: While a relatively new priest, Fr. Garry Koch, 58, jokes readily that he is an expert on seminary education under five popes, having experienced all of them.
Analysis: An investigative journalist has written a book about the Mexico City-based Legionaries of Christ, in which he likens the order's late, disgraced founder to a Mafia capo.
The pope will seek to bring hope to a country suffering from crime, corruption and inequality when he visits Feb. 12-17.