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Category: Analysis

Quick overview on “The Bishop of Rome”

The new document from the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity (DPCU), The Bishop of Rome: Primacy and synodality in ecumenical dialogues and responses to the encyclical Ut unum sint, is not light reading. With more than 40,000 words and 151...

Arlington Nuns: “We are profoundly disappointed”

There have been some new developments in the ongoing controversy surrounding the Carmelite nuns in Arlington, Texas. Earlier this week, a decree dated April 30 from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (DICLSAL)...

Texas nuns withdraw request for restraining order

[Updated] Marissa Greene of Fort Worth Report has reported that the Arlington Carmelites have withdrawn their request for a restraining order against Bishop Michael Olson and officials from the group of monasteries to which they belong, the Association of Christ...

Vatican publishes decree on Texas nuns

UPDATE APRIL 20: The Arlington nuns respond. Yesterday, the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (DICLSAL) published a decree regarding the Most Holy Trinity monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Arlington, Texas, entrusting them...

The Pope’s War on War

This is an article that I’m nervous to publish, especially in light of the recent backlash against Pope Francis. This week, the pope has received a great deal of criticism, including criticism from many who typically view him favorably, following...