Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.
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Pope Francis' conscience model, emphasizing individual conscience, differs from his two predecessors and provides a faithful, merciful guide to Catholics, especially couples in irregular situations.
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.
Just Catholic: The current schism is no longer butchers and bakers having street fights over Real Presence, or any other theological issue.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.
The prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has urged priests and bishops to celebrate Masses "ad orientem," or facing away from the congregation.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis must move more quickly to make structural and juridical changes that cannot be easily undone by his successors.
Faith and Justice: If the Vatican with a clear conscience can invite speakers holding views contrary to church teaching, why can't Catholic colleges?
Take and Read: Karl Rahner exemplified how one could be a believing Catholic while also having a questioning intellect.
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.