It was Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who gave a wider breadth to the current debate around the Vatican and within the Church. The debate involves Catholic doctrine, the post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” and the Pope himself, and it has taken very sharp, almost wary [...]
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia this week, and during the first week of January he will deliver his first address of the year to the diplomatic corps. It is likely that these two speeches will set the tone for the upcoming year, one that could be rich in surprises.
What will be the leading themes of the next Conclave? This question has been circulating for some time in Rome, and it does not come from an alleged wish to get rid of Pope Francis, nor from the improbable possibility that the Pope would resign or even die. The question is circulating because, after [...]
At midnight on November 30 the historical Vatican Radio station located within the Vatican walls shut down its broadcasts on medium wave (AM). This is part of a process of broadcast reform that began back in 2012 when the then Vatican Radio Director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, announced that the Radio was going [...]