NCR Today: There can be no doubt now that Pope Francis is indeed seeking to remake the church into his own image.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the document reflects the tradition of the Roman Catholic church and the consensus opinion of its highest-ranking prelates.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis says he does not like to fire people. But it looks like he could be running out of patience with Cardinal Robert Sarah.
Faith and Justice: What Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals are trying to do to the Roman Curia is a reorganization plan to gently downsize the Vatican.
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?
Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda has confessed to leaking secret Vatican information to two journalists, telling a Holy See court he felt trapped and in danger.
A Roman Observer: In year four of this pontificate many hope that Pope Francis starts making some substantial structural changes that are unassailable.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
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