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SPECIAL REPORT: Families Separated at the Border
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Conspiracy theories surround Pope Francis; A podcast with Cardinal Joseph Tobin on immigration; Starbucks to confront racism
If the pope's actions surprise us, it is because, five decades out, there remains a substantial gap between the council's reformist agenda and its concrete realization in the church.
In an interview with NCR Oct. 24, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said: "The council clearly said this was the responsibility of the bishops, these translations — in communion, obviously, with Peter."
In Conversation: Joshua J. McElwee on Pope Francis' public correction of Cardinal Robert Sarah; Dan Stockman talks about the results of a 1967 survey of American Catholic sisters.