Distinctly Catholic: Amoris Laetitia contains three sentences that define the reforms that Pope Francis seeks for the church.
Distinctly Catholic: In the clerical culture, being defrocked is the most severe penalty. But does cutting a priest abuser loose best serve the key objective — protecting children?
NCR Today: Several thoughts occur to me as I get around to thinking about the challenge four cardinals have posed to Pope Francis' teaching in Amoris Laetitia.
Mercy: Pope Francis tells group of religious leaders that mercy is the foundation of every authentic religion.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told a group of recently appointed bishops not to be whiners who promote their own "vain crusades."
The Peace Pulpit: "We have to reach out with that love that we experience and begin to spread it in our world."
Works of Mercy: How and when have you sheltered the homeless?
The Francis Chronicles: In his Lenten exhortation, the pope wrote, "The greater their power and wealth, the more this blindness and deception can grow."
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, president of the executive council of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, corresponded with Richard Masterson, scheduled to be put to death Wednesday in Texas.
Devotion to divine mercy spurred Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn to correspond with Richard Masterson, a death row inmate in Texas who could be put to death Jan. 20.