Irish Prelate Says Summit Must Uphold Marriage Not Homophobia

One of Ireland’s top bishops says that while the upcoming World Meeting of Families this August must offer a “clear and positive vision for family,” rooted in the traditional understanding of marriage, the Church also must not be marred by homophobia.

Francis’ Papacy: Promise or Peril for the Church?

Ross Douthat and Austen Ivereigh, two of the most prominent commentators on 21st century Catholicism, shared a stage for the first time to engage in a high-level conversation on the Francis papacy.

San Diego Bishop Sees Local Antidotes to ‘Poison of Partisanship’

In an interview with The Tablet, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego spoke of how he believes local solutions are necessary to combat the poison of partisanship which has contributed to a “cancer in our Church.” One such measure to combat this is the initiation of a local synod within his diocese to focus on hearing the real life needs of Catholics and providing concrete responses.

Strength in Consistency

Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia,” was released one year ago this past week. The Church has been discussing it and debating it ever since.

‘Amoris’ Discussion Continues

Dear Editor: Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love” has stirred much discussion. In this exhortation, Pope Francis has challenged the Church to work on the needs of the family. It is a to-do list of actions for the Church for the needs of the 21st-century family.