Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis' decision to name Bishop Kevin Farrell to head the new dicastery on family, marriage and the laity is not just good news per se because Bishop Farrell is one of the ablest administrators in the church.
Commentary: Why does Archbishop Chaput feel the need to share his thoughts on politics -- which he seems to understand are not a fit object for his teaching authority?
Philadelphia -- State Rep. Mark Rozzi, a sex abuse survivor, had attempted to shepherd a bill through the legislature that would revamp the state's sex abuse laws.
The Field Hospital: William Donohue responds to Philadelphia mayor's critique of Archbishop Chaput; Stewardship prayer emphasizes lay and clerical alike; Kansas City prays for healing from sex abuse
Some still disagree about the meaning behind Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, three months after it was published.
House Bill 1947, which would extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse lawsuits, has run afoul of Pennsylvania's bishops.
NCR Today: The Philadelphia archbishop will coordinate "an informal working group" assigned to further the family document's reception and implementation.
Faith and Justice: The upcoming USCCB committee chairs election will present American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the conference's direction for the next few years.
Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
Synod Day 3: Liked minded groups are lobbying for their positions, Philly archbishop says. “That’s what happens when human beings get together.”