Catholic activist Sr. Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues like clerical sexual abuse.
Simply Spirit: I spent four hours watching women share stories "for a creative exchange of ideas from a female perspective." There were some amazing narratives.
During the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis was still feeling the love, and not just from Catholics or those from his homeland of Argentina.
A Pew Research Center study released Dec. 11 showed that the pope has broad support across much of the world. Sixty percent of the 43 nations polled had a positive view of the pontiff.
And Americans, in particular, have shown their fondness for Francis, often extolling his simplistic style. According to the Pew study, 78 percent of Americans view the pope favorably.
At an event on the "Francis Factor" on Tuesday, the panelists repeatedly shifted attention away from the pope and onto Jesus.
Priests and religious men and women were told at a weekend conference to re-evaluate their wealth and to criticize the global market capitalist economy.
The treasurers of the thousands of Catholic religious orders around the world have been asked to come to Rome this weekend to discuss financial assets.