Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")
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.
Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the document reflects the tradition of the Roman Catholic church and the consensus opinion of its highest-ranking prelates.
Distinctly Catholic: There are no more strict separationists, to be sure. But, that does not mean distinctions between politics and religion are useless.
The seven cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell will return to the appeals level with time to "resolve any outstanding issues between them," the justices said.
Distinctly Catholic: That Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is convoking a diocesan synod to consider how to embrace Amoris Laetitia is both good news and important news.
Distinctly Catholic: I have been wondering when we were going to hear from the bishops in the U.S. who support the pope about Amoris Laetitia.
The debate that began when students learned that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards would speak at the nation's oldest Catholic university continued when she received a standing ovation at Georgetown.
Distinctly Catholic: The University of Notre Dame will give its prestigious Laetare Award to Vice President Joseph Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Distinctly Catholic: Let's look at what 2016 might hold for the Catholic church -- shakeups in the Curia, a consistory and an apostolic exhortation.