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Analysis: Even before the two synods on marriage and the family that served as the basis for "The Joy of Love," disputes were arising within the hierarchy over pastoral practice.
In a newly released transcript of a September meeting between Pope Francis and Jesuits in Colombia, the pope states: "I want to repeat clearly that the morality of Amoris Laetitia is Thomist, the morality of the great Thomas."
German Cardinal Joachim Meisner, who asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, died at age 83.
Distinctly Catholic: The four cardinals with their five dubia are back. They requested an audience because they want to know why the pope never answered their questions.