All that is clear is that the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party will work, behind closed doors, to select all future bishops in every Chinese diocese.
Ultimately, the core of the issue here is not about sex. Not substantially. It is about a degraded Vatican culture that supports men like Theodore McCarrick.
Washington Post religion reporter Julie Zauzmer explains the latest allegations against Catholics priests and how Church leadership has failed to respond.
The Catholic Church’s ‘pedophile priest’ scandal, which goes to the heart of the organization, is the wreckage of its doomed war on human nature.
Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.
The personal tragedy of the Gard family and their dying baby elicited a spectacle of hypocrisy and grandstanding from Rome to DC.
If this is where the Vatican now makes its stand, then the most vulnerable members of society—which is to say all of us, at some point—are in trouble.
George Neumayr’s book, ‘The Political Pope,’ laments Francis’ embrace of liberalism and walks a fine line between just criticism and jeremiad.
Maybe ‘The Young Pope’s’ emphasis on doctrinal purity sounds like a supervillain to those outside the Catholic faith and to more than a few still claiming membership in the church.
How fortunate we are that at the time the calendar was fixed, there existed an institution with sufficient authority to disseminate it throughout the known world.
Pope Francis has sealed himself off in an ideological bubble harder and more impenetrable than the Popemobile.
Ben speaks with Rachel Kopec of the RSC about Congressional Hot Button Issues and about the Vatican’s Climate Encyclical with Ambassador Rooney.
The pope no longer has the power to drastically change geopolitics. People in a frenzy over Pope Francis’s comments and associations should remember that.
If the Pope wants to help the poor, he should push for economic growth rather than redistribution.
CNN has finally put the Piers Morgan show out of its misery, announcing that the barely-watched show has been canceled.
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