The pope's lack of clarity on the issue in his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has opened the door for theological controversy according to Dr. Georg Bier.
Vatican Radio reported Monday that the Morelia archdiocese had announced that the body of Fr. Jose Lopez Guillen was found near Puruandiro, in the western state of Michoacan.
Editorial: Some discussions surrounding Amoris Laetitia have focused on what the document means. Many have wondered why Francis doesn't clarify his thinking. Well, now he has.
NCR Today: Days after the vice presidential candidate expressed hope that the church may someday alter its teachings toward same-sex marriage, several bishops are saying not so fast.
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.
Grace on the Margins: There is a demonization, sometimes subtle, sometimes not, of women who want the same power afforded to men in the institutional church.
Pope Francis said June 16 the validity of marriage implies that a couple understands that sacramental marriage is a bond binding them to another for their entire lives.
Catch up on recent coverage and analysis by National Catholic Reporter on women deacons and women's ordination.
"Some people will be disappointed because he won't change church teachings. Nonetheless, Francis has left the door ajar," said Curran in a recent speech.
Grace on the Margins: The pope's meeting with Bishop Fellay shows us who among "dissenting" Catholics is worthy to encounter Francis, and who is not.