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Pope Francis’s decentralization: Structural, not Doctrinal

“I am conscious of the need to promote a sound ‘decentralization’”. —Pope Francis Not a few Catholics have been confused by Pope Francis´s statements about the need for decentralization in Church governance. Some fear this approach, since they think this...

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Vigano: Radical Traditionalism Redivivus

Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States from 2011-16, made headlines two years ago when he alleged, without evidence, that Pope Francis knew about the crimes of former-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick but employed him anyway. Recently, he...

Understanding Synodality

Since Francis was elected pope, a number of words have entered the Church’s lexicon that–while not new by any means–represent the priorities and focus of his vision for renewal in the Church. Terms such as accompaniment, encounter, clericalism, throwaway culture,...

Reporting on the ‘Synodal Way’

There are good reasons to be concerned about the German ‘Synodal Way.’ Many in the Vatican, including Pope Francis himself, are concerned about it. But since it is our duty as Catholics to cleave to the truth, we have to...

After Benedict, the Deluge

[…] in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and...

The dubia, synodality, and the joy of the Gospel

On June 21, Pope Francis fielded questions from journalists aboard the volo papale from Geneva, Switzerland to Rome. A German reporter named Roland Juchem asked him about a proposal of some of the bishops of his country to admit the...

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