Cardinal Blase Cupich offered a powerful admission that Church leaders “cannot pretend to teach” on matters such as the family and love without acknowledging the scandal of clerical sex abuse, which looms ever larger over the global Catholic Church at the moment.
When Archbishop Michael Aupetit was announced as the new Archbishop of Paris last December, the widespread reaction among many Catholic commentators was, “Who?”
Delve deeper into Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”) with Father Joseph R. Gibino during June.
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.
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.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ offers great wisdom, but the controversies over it have “obscured much of the good in the document.”
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.
Two years after his visit to the United States in September 2015, Pope Francis is still enjoying widespread approval in the country.
Cardinal Marc Ouellet denounced the “alarmist” and “unfaithful” interpretations of the Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, “Amoris Laetitia.”
In the opening lecture for Georgetown University’s Sacred Lecture Series, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington defended Pope Francis’s efforts to decentralize Church governance, his approach to synodality, and ‘Amoris Laetitia.’