Retired Pope Benedict XVI reveals that he was among those who were dissatisfied with Pope Paul VI's 1968 teaching prohibiting Catholics from using artificial birth control.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Simply Spirit: If the diaconate and priesthood are not irrevocably linked, there is strong precedent for ordaining women deacons.
Just Catholic: Pope Francis named just one woman from the Western Hemisphere to his commission on women deacons -- me.
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."
A Roman Observer: Unlike predecessors, Pope Francis has not utilized the CDF prefect or his department, but is he making any moves to ensure a legacy that cannot be undone?
Editorial: Reform of doctrinal investigations by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the morally just thing to do.
Letter-writers include Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery, Paul Collins, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Loretto Sr. Jeannine Gramick, St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, and Australian Bishop William Morris.
NCR Today: Meanwhile, Jesuit Fr. Klaus Mertes, the whistleblower who first unveiled the abuse in the Jesuit College in Berlin, has called for Müller to step down.
Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith Prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with the German weekly Die Zeit about the state of the church in 2015.
Preview: The Catholic church has much to learn from the recent encounter between LCWR and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A case study approach could be helpful.