NCR Today: An Austrian journalist said that Pope Francis' insistence on greater decision-making roles for women in the church is certainly making itself felt in the Vatican.
The Vatican must stop running its media operation from silos, said the leader of papal commission set up to advise how the Vatican can better communicate with the church and the world.
I have been predicting smooth sailing for the visit of President Barack Obama to the Vatican, but a story from Vatican Radio makes me more cautious.
The story, which ran Wednesday, is a typical pre-visit piece talking about visits to the Vatican by Obama and earlier presidents. But the last paragraph should cause heartburn in the White House.