Pope Francis appointed Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes bishop candidates.
Redemptorist Fr. Gerry Moloney told NCR "something is rotten in the state of the CDF, and while the current people and processes remain in place, nothing will change."
Distinctly Catholic: Let's look at what 2016 might hold for the Catholic church -- shakeups in the Curia, a consistory and an apostolic exhortation.
Simply Spirit: It is unlikely that the outcomes for U.S. sisters would have been so positive without the outpouring of support by grass-roots Catholics.
Global Sisters Report: The whole sad doctrinal assessment and oversight mandate of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious from the Vatican is history. Alleluia!
The Napa Institute is a remarkable mix of religious retreat, networking opportunity, strategy session, wine-tasting vacation and glimpse at the U.S. traditionalist Catholic superstructure.
Q and A: "In my judgment, there never has been an infallible church teaching on a specific moral issue," Fr. Charles Curran says.
NCR Today: Federal contractors will now be required not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. How will the bishops take it?
The following is a timeline of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
2008: The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life had ordered a separate investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, of U.S. orders of women religious. The results of that study were submitted to Rome at the end of 2011.
Pope Francis confirmed the top leadership of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and named among its new members Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Byzantine Archbishop William Skurla of Pittsburgh.
The Vatican announced Wednesday that the pope confirmed Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect and Archbishop Cyril Vasil as secretary of the congregation, which assists the Eastern Catholic churches throughout the world and the Latin-rite Catholic dioceses of the Middle East.