Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities.
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Francis at Four: Is the Catholic Church at "civil war"? Will Francis be toppled? Such outlandish reports are promoted by a small but loud splinter group.
Just Catholic: Unlike other seagoing ships, pirates only showed their true colors when close enough to attack. Remind you of the cardinals against Amoris Laetitia?
Rome -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's memoirs, The Last Conversations, are due to be published Sept. 9.
NCR Today: Pope Francis met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, the leader of a traditionalist group that has been separated from the wider church for decades.
NCR Today: It also appears that controversy is already following the pope as some seem to have difficulty accepting his inclusive message of love and service.
The double canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II is an interesting statement on the position Pope Francis finds himself in with respect to church politics.
Pope Francis' comments about clerical sex abuse make it clear that he is using the same tired and irrelevant playbook bishops have worn out over the past few years.
Faith and Justice: The temptation with popes is to see them as all bad or all good. Nothing is that simple, especially human beings.
This week, State Sen. Richard Black, R-Va., withdrew his candidacy for Congress after a two-day run. In Jan. 2013, Black wrote to Pope Benedict XVI stating that he was “revolted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ support for the canonization of [Dorothy Day] whose views supported the violent extermination of Christians throughout the world.”