At the end of last week, the first plenary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors since it was reshuffled took place. This week begins with another meeting of the Council of Cardinals, to conclude on Apr. 25. These two meetings, one after the other, are part of a sort of [...]
The apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate by Pope Francis is not only a document on holiness. Somehow, it reveals the Pope’s modus operandi, showing some of his weaknesses and some of his strengths. Perhaps, it is also a document that might let us glimpse into the next Pope Francis’ steps.
First of all, [...]
During the week that preceded Easter, there was an event that did not grab the headlines: Pope Francis received the three volume work “Oriente Cristiano”, that is ultimately the who’s who of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches.
The book presents the identikit and history of the Eastern Churches in full communion with Rome. [...]
The last week of Lent concluded with a “pre-Synod” gathering of young people meant to provide the fathers of the Synod on the young people, scheduled for October, with the youth’s point of view on the Church. At the end of the gathering, a document was drafted collecting all the topics under discussion. [...]
Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò’s resignation as Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication is not the end of the Vatican media reform. After the resignation, Msgr. Viganò was appointed by Pope Francis assessor of the same dicastery, and as such awaits the next prefect. The signal is clear: reform must go on.
Not by [...]
Probably, there are no hidden plots behind a release that included just some excerpts of the letter Benedict XVI sent to the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication responding to a request for a foreword on a series of books on Pope Francis’ theology, although a paragraph had been actually not reported, [...]
The approval of the decree of canonization of Bl. Paul VI was published together with the approval of the decree of canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero, of El Salvador. The Pope will set the date of the canonization during a consistory. It seems the Pope will canonize both of them in Rome, in [...]
Waiting for the Pope’s document on spirituality in the modern world that should also address the issue of pelagianism, a document issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and addressed to bishops worldwide prepared for the discussion.
Published on March 1, the document is titled Placuit Deo (“It has [...]
As soon as he returns from the Lenten Spiritual exercises, Pope Francis will preside the Council of Cardinals periodic meeting. But the week will likely begin with the appointment of three new nuncios.
The three nuncios are Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, currently secretary to the Secretariat for the Economy and formerly secretary to Benedict XVI, [...]
Pope Francis’ reform is a pastoral one. This is how Bishop Marcello Semeraro describes the steps for Curia reform in an article penned for the Italian magazine “Il Regno”. It is the second time that Bishop Semeraro – who serves as secretary of the Council of Cardinals – publishes an article on this [...]