Commentary: Today the church and priesthood face enormous challenges. Let's acknowledge them. Other steps can take us forward. Pope Francis and his predecessors inspire me to look to the renewal of Vatican II. Consider these four steps and directions.
As the delta variant continues to spread and COVID-19 infections rise in the U.S., there are still barriers between vaccines and the people who need them. Many Latino communities face particular challenges.
Newly published remarks from Pope Francis' meeting with Slovakian Jesuits include mention of a "large Catholic television channel" that is critical of him. The pope also spoke his more welcoming approach to marriage and family life, his recovery from his recent surgery and traditionalist priests.
Listen: Heidi, Father Daniel and David recap the big changes that happened over the summer, as well as reviewing the fallout from Traditionis Custodes, and the continuing battles over COVID-19 mitigation.